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. Involve (someone) deeply in an argument, conflict, or difficult situation; 2. Bring into a state of confusion or disorder.

Despite being a gay icon she found herself embroiled in controversy in the mid 1980s when it was alleged that she said that Aids, then a relatively new disease, was a punishment from God for the immoral lifestyles led by homosexuals.

Mark Hughes, The Telegraph