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 for aberrant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aberrant \Ab*er"rant\, a. [L. aberrans, -rantis, p. pr. of
     aberrare. See Aberr.]
     1. Wandering; straying from the right way.
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     2. (Biol.) Deviating from the ordinary or natural type;
        exceptional; abnormal.
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              The more aberrant any form is, the greater must have
              been the number of connecting forms which, on my
              theory, have been exterminated.       --Darwin.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  aberrant
      adj 1: markedly different from an accepted norm; "aberrant
             behavior"; "deviant ideas" [syn: aberrant, deviant,
             deviate]
      n 1: one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a
           group

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  137 Moby Thesaurus words for "aberrant":
     aberrative, abnormal, abominable, abroad, adrift, all abroad,
     all off, all wrong, amiss, amorphous, anomalistic, anomalous,
     askew, astray, at fault, atrocious, atypical, awry,
     beside the mark, circuitous, corrupt, criminal, deceptive,
     defective, delinquent, delusive, departing, desultory, deviant,
     deviating, deviational, deviative, deviatory, devious, different,
     digressive, discursive, disgraceful, disparate, distorted,
     divergent, eccentric, errant, erratic, erring, erroneous, evil,
     exceptional, excursive, fallacious, false, faultful, faulty,
     flawed, formless, hardly the thing, heretical, heteroclite,
     heterodox, heteromorphic, ignominious, illegal, illogical,
     illusory, improper, inappropriate, incorrect, indecorous, indirect,
     infamous, irregular, labyrinthine, mazy, meandering, not done,
     not right, not the thing, not true, odd, off, off the track,
     off-base, off-color, out, out-of-line, out-of-the-way, peccant,
     peculiar, perverse, perverted, planetary, preternatural, rambling,
     roving, sacrilegious, scandalous, self-contradictory, serpentine,
     shameful, shameless, shapeless, shifting, sinful, snaky, strange,
     stray, straying, subnormal, swerving, terrible, turning, twisting,
     undirected, undue, unfactual, unfit, unfitting, unlawful,
     unnatural, unorthodox, unproved, unrepresentative, unrighteous,
     unseemly, unsuitable, untrue, untypical, unusual, vagrant, veering,
     wandering, wicked, wide, winding, wrong, wrongful, zigzag
  
  

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