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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Civil disobedience.

The refusal to comply with certain laws or to pay taxes and fines, as a peaceful form of political protest.

‘There are no excuses left,’ Mr. Hedges writes in a piece reprinted from the site Truthdig, where has a regular column. ‘Either you obstruct, in the only form left to us, which is civil disobedience…or become the passive enabler of a monstrous evil.’

Colin Moynihan, The New York Times