1. the branch of theology that defends God’s goodness and justice in the face of the existence of evil
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Context for New Word

Screenshot of context where found theodicy

While reading Bernstein (2013) I came across theodicy as a new word.

I’m finding this book interesting. The idea of people not necessarily being evil is a topic I’m pretty interested in.

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

impetus malady equipoise sero- serodiscordant avant-garde ebullient bon vivant epicurean gregarious inclement soporific pedagogy commensurate elucidation ichthyosis germane rogue acquiescence pedantic gentrification parallax clandestine plenary befuddle beleaguer deus ex machina zygote concomitant heterogeneous parochial compendium exegesis lubricious proxemics gerontological precipitous progenitor apraxia proprioception bombastic prodigious capricious pernicious elephantine genuflect chagrin haberdasher fennel cacophony kotow prolific anathema equivoque filial mongoloid blustery agglutination elucidate generative hagiography amorphous idiosyncratic morose perseverate salient oligopoly syntony obfuscate compensatory time scrivener laudable anapaest amalgam spastic pastiche denizen 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 ontology hackneyed hermeneutics in vitro in vivo conviviality paroxysm sordid nihilism dramaturgy spindrift ab initio idiographic Interlocutor vermiform chauvinism gestalt iconoclastic incredulity bivouac polemic myopic chattel anthropocentric deleterious envisage inviolable jeremiad despotic centrifugal versus centripetal vestibular lacuna tellurian promulgate theodicy

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: Bernstein (2013)

Reference Citation:

Bernstein, R. J. (2013). The Abuse of Evil The Corruption of Politics and Religion since 9/11. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons. Retrieved from