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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(of laws or their application) Excessively harsh and severe.

They should cut spending with a draconian manner. They should cut taxes, and they should cut spending to the bone. We’ve got troops in 150 countries around the world. They’re not doing us any any good, they’re making enemies. That’s costing us a fortune. There are many, many other things that we’re wasting money on, and that should be stopped.

Jim Rogers, investor