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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Make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.

From where we sit, however, it appears that Cook’s gesture was not intended to ameliorate any consumer backlash, but rather to show appropriate deference to the industry-controlling Chinese government—the undisputed power in a country that is becoming ever more important to Apple’s plans for world domination.

Rik Myslewski, The Register