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. A bill or account, or its settlement; 2.The avenging or punishing of past mistakes or misdeeds.

…And that was it. No pronouncements of victory, no cheers or jubilation—only a profound sense that the war’s real reckoning is yet to come, even as the American part in it draws to a close.

Liz Sly and Craig Whitlock, Washington Post