This would have been the word of the day for January 22.
spruik [ sprook ]
verb (used without object) Australian Slang.
1. to make or give a speech, especially extensively or elaborately; spiel; orate.
OTHER WORDS FROM SPRUIK
Origin: First recorded in 1915–20; origin uncertain
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