In her family of black-haired relatives, Annie’s bright-red locks were an anomaly. Her grandfather was very surprised by how different Annie looked from his other grandchildren, and exclaimed, “What an anomaly this girl is!” All the children in her neighborhood called her “carrot top” because of her anomalous, odd red hair; she was the only child they knew with such a striking and noticeable feature.
Quiz: What is an anomaly?
- A trait that is unexpected and therefore highly visible.
- Seeing someone you haven’t seen in over a week.
- A type of rock that you don’t recognize.