embroglio

noun

variant of imbroglio

1
a
: an acutely painful or embarrassing misunderstanding
b
: scandal sense 1a
survived the political imbroglio
c
: a violently confused or bitterly complicated altercation : embroilment
d
: an intricate or complicated situation (as in a drama or novel)
2
: a confused mass

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“Embroglio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embroglio. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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