Definition: going beyond what is usual, regular, or customary

Derivation: It is interesting that this word is made by combining two words that by themselves would not be considered anything special: extra and ordinary. Put them together, add a personality, and you do get someone truly marvelous.

• A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. — Wade Anthony Boggs (1958-) American baseball player
• I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude. — Casandra Brené Brown (1965-) American professor