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rigmarole

rig·ma·role (rig·a·ma·role)

rigmarole (rigamarole)

 
pronunciation:
rIg m rol [or] rI g m rol
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a complicated, unnecessarily involved procedure or process.
Why do we have to go through all this rigmarole just to get a license?
definition 2: a long, rambling, confused, or senseless story; nonsense.
How many times have I had to listen to that rigmarole?
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