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expatiate

PRONUNCIATION:
(ek-SPAY-shee-ayt)

MEANING:
verb intr.
1. To speak or write at length.
2. To move about freely.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin exspatiatus, past participle of exspatiari (to wander or digress), from ex- (out) + spatiari (to walk about), from spatium (space).

USAGE:
"I spent part of the day of the debate watching a parade of talking heads expatiate endlessly on how dire was the need for Obama to go macho."
Joe Klein; Hit Her Again! Time (New York); Oct 31, 2007.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves. -Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author (1902-1983)

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