embroglio


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im•bro•glio

(ɪmˈbroʊl yoʊ)

also embroglio



n., pl. -glios.
1. a misunderstanding or disagreement of a complicated nature.
2. an intricate and perplexing state of affairs.
3. a confused heap.
[1740–50; < Italian, derivative of imbrogliare to embroil]
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It interested him enormously, and he threw himself into it, less as a magistrate eager to know the truth, than as an amateur of dramatic embroglios, tending wholly to mystery and intrigue, who dreads nothing so much as the explanatory final act.
No entanto, ressaltamos que, desde a sua formulacao a partir da pressao de movimentos sociais ligados as lutas pela chamada reforma urbana, um embroglio em torno da formacao da cidade capitalista ja ocorria.