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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A hypocritical form of excessive piety, considered to be an affectation merely for public show.

Whether Blagojevich is capable of candor is an open question. His every utterance since his arrest—including his testimony from the witness stand—has exhibited the same preposterous sanctimony that marked his term as governor. Bad people are out to get him. He’s ‘done nothing wrong.’ Every slimy thing he said on tape has been taken out of context. Every move he made was to make life better for the people.

Eric Zorn, Chicago Tribune