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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1. (esp. of a comment or style of speaking) Sharp and forthright; 2.Tasting sour or bitter.

…Judith Light, who plays an acerbic alcoholic in ‘Other Desert Cities,’ won for for best featured actress in a play. Michael McGrath won for best actor in a featured musical role from ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It.’

The Associated Press