Here's a word that annoys me. So-called. Journalists use it a lot.
What it actually means, is "I'm going to use this word, but I think it isn't really appropriate". It's used a lot by so-called journalists (also known as "journalists") who are too lazy to find out the correct word for the so-called inappropriate word.
Look. If you think you know a better word for what you're referring to, then use it.