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. Sternness or severity of manner or attitude; 2. Difficult economic conditions created by government measures to reduce a budget deficit.

European shares closed higher on Tuesday as optimism gathered pace that Greece’s parliament will vote to approve the tough austerity measures needed in exchange for financial aid from international lenders.

Harpreet Bhal, Reuters