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. Damage or weaken (someone or something), esp. gradually or insidiously; 2. Erode the base or foundation of (a rock formation).

Iran has begun enriching uranium deep inside a mountain and sentenced an American to death for spying, angering the West and undermining hopes that diplomacy could avert further sanctions or war…Iran says its nuclear program is purely non-military but the West believes it is designed to produce nuclear weapons.

Parisa Hafezi and Fredrik Dahl, Reuters