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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Criticize (someone or something) harshly.

His frontrunner status evaporating to Gov. Rick Perry in the Republican race for the White House, Mitt Romney nonetheless stuck to a strategy of lambasting President Barack Obama in a speech Tuesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention here.

Brian Chasnoff, Houston Chronicle