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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Without the basic necessities of life.

He would go to church. Everybody—all these destitute farmers—in this little tiny town would sing Gospel music. They would lift their spirits. So his mission was to lift people’s spirits the way his spirits had been lifted as a child.

Robert Hilburn, Music Critic & Johnny Cash Biographer