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. An impression or hollow in a surface; 2. Force of attack; impact.

And British movie stars, such as Ian McKellan and Rupert Everett, seem to have less of a problem talking about being gay (although McKellen is in his 70s and neither can open big-budget films by dint of his own stardom).

Maria Puente, USA TODAY