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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Excitement: the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up.

Mr. Biden sought to use the debate to rekindle the fervour of Democrats angered and demoralized by Mr. Obama’s listless performance in last week’s presidential debate. A narrowing in the polls since then put added pressure on him to counter Republican claims that Mr. Obama failed to challenge on Medicare and taxes.

Konrad Yakabuski, The Globe and Mail