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. Polish (something, esp. metal) by rubbing; 2. Enhance or perfect.

Before joining Romney, Grenell also burnished his conservative cred as a spokesman for Newt Gingrich. But his snarky comments on Twitter about Democratic women, the media and even his former boss’ wife, Callista Gingrich, ignited a political firestorm. He reportedly deleted more than 800 tweets and took down his personal website.

Erik Ortiz, New York Daily News