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 for Declaiming
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Declaim \De*claim"\ (d[-e]*kl[=a]m"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
     Declaimed (d[-e]*kl[=a]md"); p. pr. & vb. n. Declaiming.]
     [L. declamare; de- + clamare to cry out: cf. F. d['e]clamer.
     See Claim.]
     1. To speak rhetorically; to make a formal speech or oration;
        to harangue; specifically, to recite a speech, poem, etc.,
        in public as a rhetorical exercise; to practice public
        speaking; as, the students declaim twice a week.
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     2. To speak for rhetorical display; to speak pompously,
        noisily, or theatrically; to make an empty speech; to
        rehearse trite arguments in debate; to rant.
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              Grenville seized the opportunity to declaim on the
              repeal of the stamp act.              --Bancroft.
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