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:

equipoise avant-garde ebullient bon vivant epicurean generative morose impetus malady sero- serodiscordant 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 sublimation panacea anneal flummox sacrosanct tacit paradigmatic gossamer inflammable lacuna sequela liaise mezzanine armature idiosyncratic locum tenens 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 nascent despotic tellurian centrifugal versus centripetal promulgate interregnum theodicy peccadillo pusillanimity hegemony polyglot Kafkaesque rhizome exogenous cocksure synecdoche Pangloss basilar proletariat anthroposophy valence

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