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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1. Be in the position of authority in a meeting or gathering; 2. Be in charge of (a place or situation).

Vice President Biden accentuated the milestone by making a rare appearance in the Senate to preside over the vote as senators voted from their desks—a symbolic gesture made during key votes.

Alan Gomez & Susan Davis, USA Today