Meaning of ‘aberrant’
aberrant |ˈabərənt, əˈber-| adjective | departing from an accepted standard.
Quote | “What is equally striking to me is this … there isn’t a sense of a community solving problems together, rather there’s punishment for aberrant individuals.” -Alfie Kohn
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Meaning | Ubiquitous Assimilation
ubiquitous |yo͞oˈbikwətəs| adjective | present, appearing, or found everywhere
assimilate |əˈsiməˌlāt| verb | take in (information, ideas, or culture) and understand, absorb and integrate (people, ideas, or culture) fully
Example from Poetry | A Moment…
Example from Movie | The Detachment
Mr. Barthes: What is that mean (Assimilation)?
Student girl: To take something in.
Mr. Barthes: Okay, excellent. To absorb. Anyone (ubiquitous)?
Student girl: Everywhere, all the time. Mr. Barthes: So what is, obiquitous-assimilation?
George: Always absorbing everything everywhere all the time.
Mr. Barthes: Well done, George. How are you to imagine anything, if the images are always provided for you?
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A verse from Mass Death
verb | find (something or someone) unexpectedly or in the course of a search
be the first to find or observe (a place, substance, or scientific phenomenon) or to recognize the potential of.
Quote | I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay undiscovered before me. ” – Sir Isaac Newton
cessation | seˈsāSHən
noun | the fact or process of ending or being brought to an end.
Quote | “Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
noun | the faculty of reasoning and understanding objectively, esp. with regard to
abstract or academic matters;
the understanding or mental powers of a particular person
Quote | “The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.”
noun | a call to take part in a contest or competition, esp. a duel;
a task or situation that tests someone’s abilities;
an objection or query as to the truth of something, often with an implicit
demand for proof.
Quote | “If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn’t worth anything until you
do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open
ocean is a real challenge, because it’s life or death.”
– Morgan Freeman