flaming_tyger (flaming_tyger) wrote in 1word1day,

pontificate-verb [pon-tif-i-keyt]
1. to perform the office or duties of a pontiff.
3. to speak in a pompous or dogmatic manner: Did he pontificate about the responsibilities of a good citizen?
4. to serve as a bishop, esp. in a Pontifical Mass.


Although he thought was was giving an inspired speech, everyone listening agreed he was pontificating on the merits of the educational system for entirely too long.

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