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

  Harangue \Ha*rangue"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Harangued
     (h[.a]*r[a^]ngd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Haranguing.] [Cf. F.
     haranguer, It. aringare.]
     To make an harangue; to declaim.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harangue \Ha*rangue"\ (h[.a]*r[a^]ng"), n. [F. harangue: cf. Sp.
     arenga, It. aringa; lit., a speech before a multitude or on
     the hustings, It. aringo arena, hustings, pulpit; all fr.
     OHG. hring ring, anything round, ring of people, G. ring. See
     A speech addressed to a large public assembly; a popular
     oration; a loud address to a multitude; in a bad sense, a
     noisy or pompous speech; declamation; ranting.
     [1913 Webster]
           Gray-headed men and grave, with warriors mixed,
           Assemble, and harangues are heard.       --Milton.
     Syn: Harangue, Speech, Oration.
     Usage: Speech is generic; an oration is an elaborate and
            rhetorical speech; an harangue is a vehement appeal to
            the passions, or a noisy, disputatious address. A
            general makes an harangue to his troops on the eve of
            a battle; a demagogue harangues the populace on the
            subject of their wrongs.
            [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harangue \Ha*rangue"\, v. t.
     To address by an harangue.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
           [syn: harangue, rant, ranting]
      v 1: deliver a harangue to; address forcefully

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  97 Moby Thesaurus words for "harangue":
     address, after-dinner speech, allocution, assignment, chalk talk,
     debate, declaim, declamation, demagogue, diatribe, discourse,
     disquisition, elocute, eulogy, exercise, exhortation, explain,
     exposit, exposition, expound, filibuster, forensic,
     forensic address, formal speech, funeral oration, hold forth,
     homework, homily, hortatory address, inaugural, inaugural address,
     instruction, invective, jeremiad, lecture, lecture-demonstration,
     lesson, moral, moral lesson, morality, moralization, moralize,
     mouth, object lesson, orate, oration, out-herod Herod, pep talk,
     perorate, peroration, philippic, pitch, point a moral, pontificate,
     preach, preachment, prepared speech, prepared text, public speech,
     rabble-rouse, rant, rant and rave, rave, read, read a lesson,
     reading, recital, recitation, recite, rodomontade, sales talk,
     salutatory, salutatory address, say, screed, sermon, sermonize,
     set speech, set task, skull session, soapbox, speech,
     speechification, speeching, spiel, spout, talk, talkathon, task,
     teaching, tirade, tub-thump, valediction, valedictory,
     valedictory address, vituperate, vituperation

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  HARANGUE, n.  A speech by an opponent, who is known as an harrangue-

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