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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1. Destroy or ruin (something); 2. Cause (someone) severe and overwhelming shock or grief.

I think the believability of her human struggle made her song and her acting that much more powerful because we recognize that often it is the caged bird that sings.

T.D. Jakes, Executive Producer of Whitney Houston's upcoming movie "Sparkle" target="_blank">