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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Cause something to rise (or fall) as a step in what is perceived as a steady and irreversible process.

The two foes have traded blame over incidents that ratcheted up tensions recently: Israeli diplomats were attacked abroad and an Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated in Tehran.

Susan Cornwell, Reuters