|imbroglio [ im-BROHL-yoh ]|
|[ noun ]|
|1. a misunderstanding, disagreement of a complicated or bitter nature, as between persons or nations.|
2. an intricate and perplexing state of affairs; a complicated or difficult situation.
3. a confused heap.
|USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :|
|The Kashmir imbroglio threatens to push India and Pakistan into yet another major confrontation.|
|USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :|
|The political imbroglio also appears to endanger the latest International Monetary Fund loan package for Russia, which is considered critical to avoid a default this year on the country's $17 billion in foreign debt.|