Monday, November 23, 2009


imbroglio \im-ˈbrōl-(ˌ)yō\ noun: 1. a confused mass,
2 a. an intricate or complicated situation (as in a drama or novel), b. an acutely painful or embarrassing misunderstanding, c. a violently confused or bitterly complicated altercation; embroilment, d. scandal {survived the political imbroglio}

Etymology: Italian, from imbrogliare to entangle, from Middle French embrouiller, from en- + brouiller to jumble

Imbroglio flows so lyrically for such nasty meanings.

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