There's now a magic word which allows editors on the English Wikipedia to override the descriptions from Wikidata, per T184000. The previous method of accessing the descriptions using prop=pageterms now needs to be replaced with prop=description. The output from the new method is quite different, so there'll be a few changes that need to be made.
|Open||None||T192838 Magic word on English WP|
|Resolved||Tgr||T184000 Magic word on English WP to override display of Wikidata short description|
|Resolved||Esanders||T191333 Update method of retrieving short descriptions in the MW TitleWidget to prop=description|