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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Possessing supreme or ultimate power.

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou called on lawmakers to obey their ‘patriotic conscience’ and back tougher austerity measures, as they began to debate a five-year budget plan… Failure to pass Papandreou’s proposed 78 billion euros ($111 billion) of cuts and asset sales may lead to the euro area’s first sovereign default.

Yoshiaki Nohara & Kristine Aquino, Bloomberg