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Word: embroil

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


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::: uxorious - excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
::: whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
::: compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
::: cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
::: retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
::: faction - party; clique (within a large group); dissension
::: rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
::: dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
::: insubordination - disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate
::: compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse