Buzzwords are frequently used in news media. These are words that do not typically occur in everyday speech, but are common among newscasters, talking heads, and pundits on cable news.

These ‘news words’ are accepted by audiences for their implied meaning. But often loaded words are misused or used out of context. The actual definitions can be different than what is implied.

Newswordy is a growing collection of these words, updated every weekday. Along with each word is a definition, a quote with its use (or misuse) in the media, and a news and Twitter feed on the subject.

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Restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something.

I’ve never seen good evidence that teaching kids about condoms is actually effective at getting them to use condoms. It may be more effective at communicating to them, however, that we expect you to have sex. What we need to be communicating is we expect you to abstain from sexual behavior until marriage if you want to protect your health and well-being.

Ray Parascando, Crossroads Church pastor