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 blood feud in which the family of a murdered person seeks vengeance on the murderer or the murderer's family; 2. A prolonged bitter quarrel with or campaign against someone.

The seven-time Tour de France winner may be stripped of those titles and he is banned from competing in triathlons under new allegations of ‘blood manipulation’ in 2009 and 2010 tests. He calls it a vendetta in statement.

Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times