Can we please get together some kind of summit for journalists that is just WHAT ARE WORDS and HOW DO WE FUNCTION THEM?
Jared Kushner will be named a senior adviser to the president, overcoming anti-nepotism laws, a senior transition official tells NBC.
— Michael Wilner (@mawilner) January 9, 2017
Things that could have been said instead of “overcoming,” in no particular order:
Breaking (most accurate would be “in an attempt to break”).
Circumventing (still garbage, but factual).
Challenging (milquetoasty enough for mainstream pubs which hate definitive language).
SINCE APPARENTLY NOBODY’S HEARD OF.
Attempting to violate.