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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The action or process of gradually reducing the strength or effectiveness of someone or something through sustained attack or pressure.

The single biggest risk up is that there is a war of attrition between OPEC and the IEA which goes on for a long time and leads nowhere.

Christof Ruehl, BP Chief Economist