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rigamarole

[rig-uh-muh-rohl] /ˈrɪg ə məˌroʊl/
noun
1.
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  • Any of these products can be run through the traditional hydrocarbon rigamarole to produce usable fuels.
  • Consider all the talk of vintages, the wordy labels, arcane pouring rituals and attendant rigamarole.
  • Regulations, red tape, and rigamarole are not what consumers need to make their way in the marketplace.
British Dictionary definitions for rigamarole

rigamarole

/ˈrɪɡəməˌrəʊl/
noun
1.
a variant of rigmarole

rigmarole

/ˈrɪɡməˌrəʊl/
noun
1.
any long complicated procedure
2.
a set of incoherent or pointless statements; garbled nonsense
Word Origin
C18: from earlier ragman roll a list, probably a roll used in a medieval game, wherein various characters were described in verse, beginning with Ragemon le bon Ragman the good
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