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A.Word.A.Day--perorate

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perorate (PER-uh-rayt) verb intr.

1. To conclude a speech with a formal recapitulation.

2. To speak at great length, often in a grandiloquent manner; declaim.

[Latin perorare, perorat- : per- + orare, to speak.]

"With a professional city manager to run the place, Brown is free to cogitate and perorate, the two things he arguably does best." Mark Z. Barabak, Thinking smaller: Will Jerry Brown now act locally? Minneapolis Star Tribune, 4 Jun 1997.

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