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.
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2. A complicated and embarrassing state of things; a serious misunderstanding or disagreement, especially one that is bitter.
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Wrestling to free itself from the baleful imbroglio.
Carlyle.
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