1. a long and mournful complaint; “a jeremiad against any form of government”
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Context for New Word

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While reading Wood (2012) I came across jeremiad as a new word.

There are so many things that we can lament about, what can we do to bring hope?

The following are the words that are in the New Word Project:

morose impetus malady equipoise sero- serodiscordant avant-garde ebullient bon vivant epicurean gregarious inclement soporific perseverate pedagogy commensurate elucidation ichthyosis salient germane oligopoly rogue acquiescence pedantic gentrification parallax syntony clandestine plenary befuddle beleaguer deus ex machina zygote concomitant heterogeneous parochial obfuscate compendium compensatory time exegesis lubricious proxemics gerontological precipitous progenitor apraxia proprioception vestibular bombastic prodigious capricious pernicious elephantine genuflect scrivener chagrin haberdasher fennel cacophony kotow laudable prolific anapaest anathema equivoque amalgam filial mongoloid spastic blustery pastiche agglutination denizen elucidate hagiography amorphous locum tenens sublimation panacea anneal flummox sacrosanct tacit paradigmatic gossamer inflammable sequela liaise mezzanine armature stanchion inculcate Individuate argumentation positivism stymie teleology protean axiology epistemology hackneyed hermeneutics in vivo conviviality paroxysm nihilism dramaturgy spindrift ab initio idiographic idiosyncratic lacuna in vitro sordid Interlocutor vermiform chauvinism gestalt iconoclastic incredulity bivouac polemic myopic chattel anthropocentric deleterious envisage inviolable jeremiad despotic centrifugal versus centripetal generative hegemony Kafkaesque ontology tellurian promulgate theodicy peccadillo pusillanimity polyglot rhizome exogenous

The definition for this word taken from the Terminology app, which is based on the Princeton University’s WordNet lexical database. If you are interested in how I created this resource and how I add new words to it, you can see my blog post Title of Blog Post.

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Reference Author: Wood (2012)

Reference Citation:

Wood, L. S. (2012). A more perfect union: holistic worldviews and the transformation of American culture after World War II. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press.