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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Upset the stability of; cause unrest in.

Four Frenchmen taken hostage by Islamic extremists in Niger were released on Tuesday after three years of captivity and a French-led military intervention in the region that destabilized al-Qaida-linked radicals.

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press