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 art of winning games by using various ploys and tactics to gain a psychological advantage.

With a year-end recess approaching, lawmakers in both chambers are stuffing choice bits into massive, must-pass bills, using the pressure of a deadline to ease the way. The gamesmanship was on full display Tuesday as the House—with 224 Republicans and 10 Democrats voting yes—approved a bill to extend a temporary reduction to the Social Security payroll tax, a top priority for both parties with the tax break set to expire at the end of the year.

Kathleen Hennessey & Lisa Mascaro, LA Times