PERORATION [per-uh-REY-shuh n]: a long speech characterized by lofty and often pompous language.

FDR

Every time I hear one of President Roosevelt’s speeches I am struck by the fact that he does little if anything to disguise his elite background.  His speech is that of a man who has had a superb education, was schooled in eloquence, and has a vocabulary of a scholar.  He thinks nothing of dropping […]