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 government, esp. an authoritarian one; 2. A system or planned way of doing things, esp. one imposed from above.

Ms. Clinton rejected the charge. Asked if Washington wanted to see the al-Assad regime stay in power for the sake of stability in the country, the Secretary of State was unexpectedly blunt. ‘President Assad is not indispensable and we have absolutely nothing invested in him remaining in power,’ she said.

Patrick Martin, The Globe and Mail