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Rigmarole: Word Wednesday

“Well that was a right old rigmarole,” must have been said by millions in all English speaking countries. It’s such a quaint word but so effective. Merriam-Webster has this to say: rigmarole noun rig·ma·role \ˈri-gə-mə-ˌrōl, ˈrig-mə-\ Popularity: Bottom 50% of words Simple Definition of rigmarole : a long, complicated, and annoying process, description, etc. Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary Bottom 50 percent! Oh my! It deserves to be on the tip of everybody’s tongue 🙂 Full Definition of rigmarole 1:  confused or meaningless talk 2:  a complex and sometimes ritualistic procedure Examples of rigmarole in a sentence We had to go through the rigmarole of installing, registering, and activating the software before we found out it wouldn’t work. He just told us what to do without…

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