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Word: embroil

Definition: throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio


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::: bacchanalian - drunken
::: intimidate - frighten; N. intimidation
::: dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
::: elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
::: virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
::: introspective - looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
::: emancipate - set free; liberate
::: occlude - shut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.
::: wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
::: commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war