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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An instance of declining to vote for or against a proposal or motion.

Even with the watered-down language, itself a simple restatement of established teaching, the paragraph on homosexuality failed to secure the required two-thirds majority of votes, with 118 in favour, 62 against and three abstentions.

Joseph Brean, National Post