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. Begin to speak or write about something in the specified manner; 2. (of the moon between new and full) Have a progressively larger part of its visible surface illuminated, increasing its apparent size; 3. Become larger or stronger.

…He then flashed on the screen a picture of the Minnesota-area Dayton’s store he grew up visiting and waxed eloquent about restoring integrity to the department-store concept.

Natalie Zmuda, Advertising Age