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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Sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid.

On the closing day of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit in Chicago, the U.S. and its allies ratified a strategy that puts Afghan forces in the lead combat role by mid-2013 leading to the departure of coalition forces by the end of 2014

Margaret Talev and Roxana Tiron, Bloomberg News