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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Instigate or stir up (an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action).

Lagarde said that the most important thing was for the warring factions to reach a comprehensive and balanced agreement that will work for the long term. Anything less would foment ‘uncertainty that fuels doubt that prevents investors, entrepreneurs, households from making decisions because they don’t know what tomorrow will be.’

Ed Pilkington, The Guardian