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# Word for the Day

A messy, complicated process that takes longer than it should…. rigamarole   Rigamarole is a messy, complicated process that takes longer than it should. The rigamarole involved in getting your driver’s license might make it tempting to just keep riding your bike.   The word rigamarole, which is also spelled rigmarole, is a great way to describe bureaucratic procedures like…

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# Word for the Day

a riddle or puzzle, sometimes including a play on words or pun       conundrum   The tricky word conundrum is used to describe a riddle or puzzle, sometimes including a play on words or pun.   One of the most famous conundrums is the riddle of the Sphinx, famously in the play Oedipus the King by Sophocles. Oedipus encounters…

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# Word for the Day

  A commotion, controversy, or fuss….     kerfuffle   A kerfuffle is some kind of commotion, controversy, or fuss. If you read about a scandal in a newspaper, it could be described as a kerfuffle.   Kerfuffle is a humorous-sounding word for a mostly non-humorous situation: some kind of disturbance, scandal or mess. However, a kerfuffle usually isn’t…

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