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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Scold or rebuke.

The other party platform said that ‘we support English as the nation’s official language.’ It chided the Democratic administration for ‘replacing civil engineering with social engineering as it pursues an exclusively urban vision of dense housing and government transit.’ And its abortion plank recognized no dissent, taking the position that ‘the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed.’

Michael Cooper, The New York Times