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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A situation, typically one involving opposing parties, in which no progress can be made.

It’s all getting perilously close to the wire. Washington remained this weekend locked in its bitter partisan deadlock over raising the US statutory $14.3 trillion debt ceiling before the August 2nd deadline. After which, economists warn, apocalypse.

The Irish Times