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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(of evidence or argument) Serving to prove a case; decisive or convincing.

The Secret Service disclosed Wednesday that investigators have recovered two bullet rounds that struck the White House—one a window and the other the building’s exterior. The rounds may have been fired during a shooting on Friday night near the White House, but the two incidents have not been conclusively connected. Police are intensifying their search for a suspect in the first incident.

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