The Closing Word: Rigamarole

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This week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.

This week’s closing word:


Pronounced: (RIG-uh-muh-roll)

1. a long and complicated and confusing procedure
2. a set of confused and meaningless statements

From “Rigamarole is a messy, complicated process that takes longer than it should. The word rigamarole, which is also spelled rigmarole, is a great way to describe bureaucratic procedures. You can also use it to mean “a long, rambling story.”

“Until you’ve been through it, the process of buying a home can seem like a formidable¬†rigamarole. That’s why I am here to help walk you through the experience.”

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