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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A temporary prohibition of an activity.

The availability of affordable gas, when combined with carbon capture technology, will be essential in the UK’s transition to a low-carbon economy, and shale gas may have a role to play. But a responsible government would want to satisfy itself on these questions, and a temporary moratorium would give time for these issues to be explored properly.

Huw Irranca-Davies, U.K. Shadow Energy Minister