embroglio
Imbroglio Im*brogl"io, n.; pl. {Imbroglios}. [Written also {embroglio}.] [It. See 1st {Broil}, and cf. {Embroil}.] 1. An intricate, complicated plot, as of a drama or work of fiction. [1913 Webster]

2. A complicated and embarrassing state of things; a serious misunderstanding or disagreement, especially one that is bitter. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Wrestling to free itself from the baleful imbroglio. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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