a departure from rational thought or behavior; irrational thought or conduct. It means basically to err, to make mistakes, or more specifically to have fixed ideas which are not true. The word is also used in its scientific sense. It means departure from a straight line. If a line should go from A to B, then if it is aberrated it would go from A to some other point, to some other point, to some other point, to some other point, to some other point, and finally arrive at B. Taken in this sense, it would also mean the lack of straightness or to see crookedly as, for example, a man sees a horse but thinks he sees an elephant. Aberrated conduct would be wrong conduct, or conduct not supported by reason. Aberration is opposed to sanity, which would be its opposite. From the Latin, aberrare, to wander from; Latin, ab, away, errare, to wander.


although; even if.


relating to both England and America.


hostile to or disruptive of the established social order; of behavior that is harmful to the welfare of people generally; averse to society or companionship; unwilling or unable to associate in a normal or friendly way with other people; antagonistic, hostile or unfriendly toward others; menacing; threatening.


a process which can be done to alleviate a present time discomfort and help a person recover more rapidly from an accident, illness or upset.


a person who is warlike or eager for the shedding of blood.

brains and brawn:

intelligence (brains) and strength (brawn, muscular strength).


crushing the emotional strength or spirit of (someone).


one of several food substances (such as sugar) consisting of oxygen, hydrogen and carbon. Carbohydrates provide the body with heat and energy.

cast adrift:

set aside, discarded or rejected without direction or stability.


restrains; holds in restraint or control.

come around:

to cease being angry, hurt, etc., and return to a better mood.


an interchange of ideas across space between two individuals.


to face without flinching or avoiding. The ability to confront is actually the ability to be there comfortably and perceive.


something that is or is to be kept in mind in making a decision, evaluation of facts, etc.


force or compel someone to do something.


to open and read or study.


having to do with a place where rubbish or garbage is dumped.

dwindling spiral:

the worse an individual or situation gets, the more capacity he or it has to get worse. Spiral here refers to a progressive downward movement, marking a relentlessly deteriorating state of affairs, and considered to take the form of a spiral. The term comes from aviation where it is used to describe the phenomenon of a plane descending and spiraling in smaller and smaller circles, as in an accident or feat of expert flying, which if not handled can result in loss of control and a crash.

entities, survival (non-survival):

entities are things that have independent or separate existence; things that have distinctness of character and being. Entities refer to persons who are the source of something, in this case, survival or non-survival.


a false or mistaken idea; error.

fight shy:

keep away from; avoid.


the quality of being easily broken or liable to be damaged or destroyed.


a simple sugar that occurs naturally in fruit, honey, and in most plant and animal tissues. It is the principal circulating sugar in the blood and the major energy source of the body. Glucose is also produced commercially in the form of a syrup used in making candies.


punish severely or be very angry with.


one who does not have all his mental abilities or intelligence; a stupid or senseless person.

hard luck:

misfortune; bad luck. Used to show one thinks someone has brought the misfortune on himself.

has no part of (him):

part means a portion, division, piece or segment of a whole. Hence, the phrase has no part of (him) means has nothing to do with (him), has no part or concern in (him).


visiting often or continually; frequenting.


the feeling that one owns or possesses; it can also be described as the concept of being able to reach or not being prevented from reaching.


a pile, mass or mound of things thrown on top of each other.


well known for some bad quality or deed.


degree of freedom of action or permitted discretion; room for choice; extra time, space, materials or the like, within which to operate.


anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor (distant relative one is descended from).


a proposed or enacted law or group of laws.


defeated as in a fight, game or contest.


Karl Marx (1818–1883), German political philosopher whose works formed the basis of twentieth-century communism and who viewed society as a conflict between the capitalists (factory owners) and the workers. Marx and his fellow communists accused the capitalists of miserable working conditions such as poorly paying the workers, of long hours under unhealthy and dangerous conditions and of abusive child labor.

mauled (around):

handled or dealt with in a rough manner.


physicians or surgeons; doctors.


in the middle of a course of action.

ne plus ultra:

the ultimate; especially the finest, best, most perfect.


an assumption, especially as a basis for reasoning.

present time:

the time which is now and which becomes the past almost as rapidly as it is observed. It is a term loosely applied to the environment existing in now.


an exact series of directions or sequence of actions taken to accomplish a desired result.


a fundamental component of all living cells that includes many substances that are necessary for the proper functioning of an organism. It is essential in the diet for the growth and repair of tissue.


a living space; a place of residence.


subdued or destroyed; overcome.


an amount of food, such as is supplied on a regular basis.


that which appears to be. Reality is fundamentally agreement; the degree of agreement reached by people. What we agree to be real is real.


the reactivation of a memory of a past unpleasant experience due to similar circumstances in the present approximating circumstances of the past.


any list, especially of names.


stages or degrees in a scale.


try to get someone to do something by offering rewards.


that state of being wherein the individual can or cannot be controlled by his environment according to his own choice. In that state the individual has self-confidence in his control of the material universe and other people.


guarded or watched over carefully as a shepherd guards sheep.


pertaining to, devoted to or characterized by friendly companionship or relations; seeking or enjoying the companionship of others; friendly; sociable.

social animal:

someone living, or inclined to live, in communities; someone desirous of enjoying the society or companionship of others. Used derogatorily.


a group or class of animals or plants having certain common and permanent characteristics which clearly distinguish it from other groups and which can breed with one another. Also used figuratively.


(of a person) having a consistently steady, dependable character.


stopped, slowed down, hindered or stopped (said of growth or development).


someone involved in activities intended to undermine or overthrow an authority.

survival (non-survival) entities:

entities are things that have independent or separate existence; things that have distinctness of character and being. Entities refer to persons who are the source of something, in this case, survival or non-survival.


a curative power or quality.


great distress; severe trial or suffering.

Universal Military Training:

a system under which all qualified citizens of a country are required to serve as military personnel in one of the armed forces for a specified length of time. Universal in this sense means affecting, concerning or involving all.


turned from the true, natural or right course or direction.

weight felt, make his:

a variation of to throw one’s weight around, to effectively assert oneself or one’s authority. Used figuratively.