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[n]  an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation

EMBROILMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: imbroglio
 See Also: situation, state of affairs



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Em*broil"ment\, n. [Cf. F. embrouillement.]
The act of embroiling, or the condition of being embroiled;
entanglement in a broil. --Bp. Burnet.

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