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Jun 10, 2004
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amerce
deracinate
wamble
embrangle
obtund
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embrangle

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(em-BRANG-guhl) verb tr.

To embroil or entangle.

[From en- + brangle (to shake), from French branler (to shake).]

See more usage examples of embrangle in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"This particular sentence - which I can already tell will not be anything to brag about by the time we get to the end of it, because it's going to be too long and embrangled - is being composed at 7 a.m. on the 25th of December 1995, so it's a genuine Christmas sentence."
Leon Hale; Still on Deadline on Christmas; The Houston Chronicle; Dec 26, 1995.

"And you, God, why embrangle the spirit in flesh?"
Mary Potter Engel; A Woman of Salt: A Novel; Counterpoint Press; 2001.

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As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints. -Charles Caleb Colton, author and clergyman (1780-1832)

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