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. A projecting part of a fortification built at an angle to the line of a wall, so as to allow defensive fire in several directions; 2. An institution, place, or person strongly defending or upholding particular principles, attitudes, or activities.

Fighters loyal to Libya’s new government on Monday advanced into the desert city of Bani Walid, one of the last bastions of support for ousted leader Moammar Kadafi, officials in the capital told news agencies.

Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times