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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The great or extreme scale, seriousness, or extent of something perceived as bad or morally wrong.

Adding to the enormity of Williams’ good fortune, he said Orlando, who turns 11 on Jan. 5, will be put up for adoption soon because his insurance provider will no longer cover the cost of caring for him.

Pete Donohue , Erik Badia & Rocco Parascandola, New York Daily News