An Aberration is a lower-status, non-dangerous citizen of the Society, whose status is the result of an Infraction committed either by that person or by a family member (e.g. Ky Markham is an Aberration because of an Infraction his late father committed). Aberrations receive undesirable vocation assignments and are ineligible for the Matching pool.
Criminals of the Society; Anomalies are removed from society for their own good and the good of other citizens.
A natural affection or sympathy for someone or something.
Troubled; nervous; bothered.
Ancient; very old.
A small pile of stones typically built as a landmark or memorial.
A short, wide piece of fabric worn around the neck; a necktie.
Humble respect or submission.
A long sofa without a back or arms, typically placed against a wall.
Displaying excitement or anticipation for something soon to come.
A park-like City space with grass, trees, fountains, etc.
A vaccination; immunization against a disease.
A distinct, distinguishing symbol meant to represent a person of authority or a specific organization.
Official power over legal decisions.
Thin and graceful, especially in reference to a person's body.
Unable to be seen through; not transparent.
The standard brown outfits that all Society members wear for day-to-day activities.
Lying face down; lying flat.
An expression of disapproval or discontent.
A tough piece of tissue connecting muscle to bone, or bone to bone.
A person who chooses not to be Matched, and who therefore remains without a partner for life.
Matched Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Matched is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.