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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Characterized by bitterness or resentment.

After 20 years of debate and study, much of it emotional, rancorous and loaded with talk of religion and rights, one of the last significant barriers to the military falls… The ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ law disappears, and the armed forces will begin accepting people who are openly gay.

Chris Vaughn, Fort Worth Star-Telegram