Grizzly Weinstein (sea_gaagii) wrote in 1word1day,
Grizzly Weinstein

Mar. 28, 2008 - Perorate

per.o.rate - Intransitive Verb

1. End Speech: To finish a speech by summarizing its main points.
2. Give speech: To speak at length, especially in a formal or pompous way.

[Early 17th century. < Latin perorat-, past particple of perorare "speak all the way through" < orare "speak"]

perorate. Encarta World English Dictionary.
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2008. (accessed: March 28, 2008).

Bob had been rather impressed with himself. He had been grandly perorating on the nature of humanity; sure his initial theory diverged in to a criticism of the US tax code, but it reasserted itself nicely with a discourse on section seven, which he felt was an apt metaphor for the human condition.
Although he was starting to wonder; his date had been in the bathroom for over 20 minutes. Perhaps he should have stuck with his tried and true recitation of the digits of pi.
Tags: latin, p, verb, wordsmith: sea_gaagii

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