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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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Abdicating.

Abducted.

Abiding.

Abomination.

Abscond.

Absolved.

Abstain.

Abstentions.

Acclamation.

Accolades.

Accord.

Accosted.

Accredited.

Acerbic.

Acerbic.

Acquisition.

Acquitted.

Acrimony.

Acumen.

Ad hoc.

Adjacent.

Admonishing.

Advocates.

Affable.

Affiliate.

Affirm.

Affluent.

Affluenza.

Afoul.

Agitating.

Allaying.

Alleged.

Altercation.

Ameliorate.

Amicably.

Amnesty.

Amorous.

Anachronistic.

Anathema.

Anecdotal.

Animus.

Anodyne.

Antepenultimate.

Anticipatory.

Apex.

Apostasy.

Apotheosis.

Appellate.

Apportion.

Apprehended.

Apprehension.

Appropriation.

Arbitrary.

Ardent.

Armamentarium.

Armistice.

Arraigned.

Arraignment.

Ascetic.

Aspirations.

Assailants.

Assertions.

Assuage.

Asylum.

Atrocity.

Atrophy.

Attrition.

Augmented reality.

Austerity.

Autocratic.

Autonomous.

Availed.

Averting.

Avowed.

Avuncular.

Balks.

Banal.

Barbs.

Barrage.

Baseless.

Bastion.

Befuddled.

Beguiled.

Beleaguered.

Bellicose.

Belligerent.

Benign.

Bereaving.

Beseeching.

Beset.

Besmirch.

Bilateral.

Bivouacked.

Blackout.

Blights.

Blithely.

Bloc.

Bluster.

Bolster.

Bona fide.

Botched.

Bourse.

Boycott.

Brandished.

Brazen.

Brinkmanship.

Brook.

Brusque.

Bucking.

Buffeted.

Bugaboo.

Bulwark.

Burgeoning.

Burnished.

Buttes.

Cache.

Calamitous.

Canonization.

Capitulates.

Carousing.

Cartels.

Castigate.

Catastrophic.

Catechism.

Caustic.

Ceding.

Celestially.

Censure.

Centrifuge.

Centrist.

Certitude.

Charlatans.

Chastised.

Chided.

Cipher.

Circumspect.

Circumvented.

Civil disobedience.

Clamored.

Clarion.

Clemency.

Coalition.

Cocksure.

Coddling.

Codified.

Cognizant.

Coherent.

Cohorts.

Comity.

Communique.

Complicit.

Comprehensive.

Conceded.

Concessions.

Conciliatory.

Conclusive.

Condemnation.

Conducive.

Conflagration.

Conglomerates.

Congregants.

Conjunction.

Connotation.

Consigned.

Consortium.

Conspicuous.

Constituent.

Contentious.

Contested.

Contingency.

Contingent.

Contretemps.

Contrite.

Contrition.

Convene.

Conversant.

Convoluted.

Convoys.

Cordon.

Corroborated.

Coup.

Couturier.

Covert.

Covet.

Cowed.

Cronyism.

Culminating.

Culprit.

Cult.

Cupolas.

Curmudgeons.

Curtailing.

Cusp.

Dalliances.

De facto.

Deadlock.

Dearth.

Debacle.

Debris.

Debt ceiling.

Decry.

Deduced.

Default.

Defections.

Defiant.

Deftly.

Defunct.

Dejected.

Delegations.

Deleterious.

Deliberations.

Deluge.

Demagogue.

Demimonde.

Democrat.

Denigrated.

Denizens.

Denounces.

Deplorable .

Deployed.

Deposed.

Derided.

Desecration.

Destabilized.

Destitute.

Detained.

Determined.

Deterrent.

Detractors.

Devastated.

Devious.

Devising.

Devoid.

Diabolical.

Dichotomy.

Dictum.

Dint.

Disaffected.

Disavowed.

Disclosing.

Disconcerting.

Disenfranchise.

Disheartening.

Disillusioned.

Disingenuousness.

Disinterred.

Disparages.

Disparity.

Dissemination.

Dissenting.

Dissident.

Dissolution.

Distraught.

Divisive.

Doomsday.

Dossier.

Dovish.

Doyenne.

Draconian.

Drones.

Drunkorexia.

Dubbed.

Dubious.

Dwindling.

Dysphoria.

Dystopian.

Eavesdropping.

Ebullient.

Edicts.

Efficacy.

Egregious.

Elicited.

Elude.

Elusive.

Embargoes.

Embittered.

Emblazoned.

Emblematic.

Embroiled.

Emphatic.

Encampments.

Encroach.

Endeavor.

Endemic.

Endorsing.

Enlivened.

Enormity.

Enshrined.

Ensnared.

Ensuing.

Entails.

Enterovirus.

Entitlement.

Entreaties.

Entrenched.

Envisaging.

Epicenter.

Episcopal.

Epithets.

Epitomized.

Eponymous.

Eradicate.

Ersatz.

Escalated.

Espionage.

Estrangement.

Eviscerated.

Exacerbating.

Exasperated.

Excoriated.

Exculpatory.

Exegesis.

Exhortation.

Exonerate.

Expatriate.

Expedient.

Expelled.

Exploiting.

Expulsion.

Extemporaneously.

Extolling.

Extortion.

Extradited.

Extrapolated.

Extremist.

Extricate.

Exuding.

Exultantly.

Faction.

Fatalism.

Faux.

Fecundity.

Fervour.

Filibuster.

Fillip.

Firestorm.

Flap.

Flash mob.

Flotilla.

Flub.

Foment.

Foray.

Forfeiture.

Forged.

Forswore.

Fortuitous.

Fractious.

Fretted.

Frivolous.

Fulsome.

Fundamentalist.

Fungible.

Furlough.

Furor.

Gaggle.

Galling.

Galvanizing.

Gambit.

Gamesmanship.

Garnering.

Genius.

Geopolitical.

Gesticulating.

Goaded.

Grappled.

Grifter.

Grimaced.

Grisly.

Grokking.

Gubernatorial.

Guerrilla.

Hacktivist.

Hagiography.

Hailed.

Hampered.

Harbinger.

Hardliners.

Hardscrabble.

Harrumphed.

Havoc.

Hawkish.

Hedonistic.

Heinous.

Helmed.

Heretofore.

Hermit.

Hiatus.

Hobbled.

Homage.

Honor.

Hubris.

Hurtling.

Iconoclast.

Ideologues.

Idiosyncratic.

Ignominious.

Illicit.

Illustrious.

Imbued.

Imminent.

Immutable.

Impasse.

Impassively.

Impeccably.

Impel.

Imperative.

Imperiled.

Impetus.

Impregnable.

Impromptu.

Improvident.

In absentia.

Inalienable.

Inauguration.

Incendiary.

Inception.

Incessant.

Incident.

Incipient.

Inclement.

Inclination.

Incontrovertible.

Incremental.

Incumbent.

Indefatigably.

Indelible.

Indictment .

Indigenous.

Indiscriminate.

Inevitable.

Inexorably.

Inexplicable.

Inextricably.

Infiltrated.

Infirmity.

Infractions.

Infringement.

Ingenious.

Inherently.

Inimitable.

Injunction.

Insidious.

Insinuate.

Instigation.

Insubordination.

Insurgents.

Insurmountable.

Insurrection.

Intercepted.

Intergenerational.

Interim.

Interlocutor.

Interlopers.

Interoperable.

Intractable.

Intransigent.

Inundation.

Inveighs.

Invidious.

Invocations.

Irked.

Irredentist.

Jettison.

Jibes.

Jihad.

Jockeyed.

Jubilant.

Judiciary.

Juggernaut.

Jurisdiction.

Jurisprudence.

Kleptocratic.

Laconic.

Lambasting.

Lamenting.

Languishing.

Largesse.

Lassitude.

Latitude.

Lauded.

Leeway.

Lethality.

Libidinous.

Litany.

Loathing.

Longitudinal.

Lucre.

Lugubrious.

Magnate.

Malaise.

Malevolent.

Malfeasance.

Maligned.

Mandate.

Marginalized.

Marred.

Martial.

Massacre.

Maverick.

Mediation.

Mensch.

Mercurial.

Methodical.

Meticulous.

Midst.

Misappropriating.

Miscreants.

Misgivings.

Misnomer.

Missive.

Mollify.

Monolithic.

Moored.

Moratorium.

Munitions.

Muster.

Nascent.

Nationalistic.

Netizens.

Nixed.

Nomenclature.

Notoriously.

Nuptials.

Obfuscating .

Obligation.

Obtrusive.

Oligarchs.

Ominous.

Omnipotent.

Onerous.

Onslaught.

Onus.

Opaquely.

Opportunistic.

Opprobrium.

Oratory.

Ordinances.

Ordnance.

Orientation.

Orthodoxy.

Orthography.

Ostensible.

Ostracized.

Ousted.

Overtly.

Overtures.

Overzealous.

Oxymoron.

Pact.

Palooza.

Palpable.

Paltry.

Pandemonium.

Papacy.

Paradigm.

Parochial.

Partisanship.

Passel.

Patently.

Patriotism.

Penchant.

Perennial.

Pernicious.

Perpetrators.

Perpetuate.

Personified.

Phalanx.

Philandering.

Pilloried.

Pique.

Piracy.

Plaintive.

Plank.

Plaudits.

Plausible.

Plebeian.

Plight.

Plummeted.

Plutocrat.

Pointedly.

Poised.

Polemicized.

Politic.

Pontificate.

Populist.

Portent.

Potent.

Pragmatic.

Precarious.

Precepts.

Precipitated.

Preclude.

Precursor.

Predecessors.

Predominantly.

Premeditated.

Prerogative.

Preside.

Pretences.

Primogeniture.

Privy.

Probity.

Procedural.

Processional.

Proclamation.

Profusely.

Progenitor.

Prohibit.

Proliferation.

Prolific.

Propagating.

Proponents.

Proscribe.

Proselytizing.

Prototype.

Protracted.

Provisional.

Provisions.

Provocateur.

Provocation.

Prudent.

Prufrockian.

Pugilistic.

Pugnacious.

Pulchritude.

Pulverize.

Pummeled.

Pundit.

Purge.

Puritanical.

Purporting.

Pursuant.

Quackery.

Quants.

Quavers.

Quell.

Quintessential.

Raconteur.

Rampage.

Rancorous.

Rapacious.

Rapt.

Rapturous.

Ratcheted.

Ratified.

Rattled.

Raucous.

Reaped.

Rebuffed.

Rebuke.

Recalcitrant.

Recanted.

Reckoning.

Reclusive.

Reconciliation.

Recreational.

Recriminations.

Redistricting.

Redress.

Referendum.

Refuted.

Regime.

Reiterate.

Remanded.

Reneged.

Renunciation.

Reparative.

Repatriation.

Repeal.

Repercussions.

Repression.

Reprieve.

Reprisals.

Reprising.

Repudiation.

Requiem.

Resignation.

Resilient.

Resolute.

Resolution.

Resolve.

Resounding.

Respite.

Resurgence.

Retaliatory.

Retention.

Retorted.

Retribution.

Retrospect.

Revelations.

Revelers.

Reveller.

Reverberates.

Rhapsodic.

Ribald.

Riddled.

Rife.

Riled.

Riven.

Roil.

Roiled.

Roils.

Rostrum.

Rudimentary.

Ruminations.

Salacious.

Salvo.

Samaritans.

Sanctimony.

Sanctions.

Sartorial.

Scathing.

Schadenfreude.

Schlocker.

Scoffed.

Scorn.

Scoured.

Scourge.

Scrum.

Scrupulous.

Scrutiny.

Scuttlebutt.

Scuttled.

Sectarian.

Secular.

Seething.

Sensational.

Sentry.

Sequestration.

Serfdom.

Sharia.

Shindig.

Shroud.

Shunning.

Siphoning.

Skirmishing.

Slated.

Slur.

Snafu.

Snub.

Snuffed.

Solidarity.

Solipsism.

Sordid.

Sought.

Sovereign.

Spate.

Spawning.

Specter.

Spurring.

Squandering.

Stagnation.

Staunchly.

Stave.

Steadfast.

Steward.

Stifle.

Stigma.

Stimulus.

Stint.

Stipulates.

Stopgap.

Straphanger.

Strident.

Stringent.

Stumping.

Stymie.

Subdued.

Submissive.

Subsequent.

Subsidiary.

Substantive.

Succinctly.

Succumbed.

Suffrage.

Suffused.

Surly.

Surreptitiously.

Surrogates.

Surveillance.

Susceptible.

Swath.

Sycophantic.

Syndicate.

Systematic.

Tainted.

Technocratic.

Tempered.

Tepid.

Thoroughfares.

Thwarts.

Titillation.

Toll.

Tome.

Totalitarian.

Touts.

Tranche.

Transgression.

Transpired.

Travails.

Treatise.

Trope.

Trove.

Trumpeted.

Tumult.

Tumultuous.

Turmoil.

Turncoat.

Tussle.

Ubiquitous.

Unabated.

Unadjudicated.

Unambiguous.

Unassailable.

Unbowed.

Unconstitutional.

Uncorroborated.

Undercurrent.

Undergo.

Undermining.

Undeterred.

Unedifying.

Unequivocal.

Unfettered.

Unilateral.

Unmitigated.

Unnavigable.

Unparalleled.

Unprecedented.

Unrequited.

Unscathed.

Unsparingly.

Unsubstantiated.

Uphold.

Uprising.

Ushered.

Usurp.

Vacillate.

Vanquishing.

Vehement.

Velodrome.

Venal.

Vendetta.

Venerable.

Verisimilitude.

Veto.

Vexing.

Viability.

Vices.

Vilifying.

Vindication.

Virulent.

Vitriol.

Vying.

Walloped.

Waxed.

Whitewash.

Withering.

Wrenched.

Xenophobic.

Yearning.

Yuletide.