WotD: simulacrum


(sĭm′yə-lā′krəm, -lăk′rəm)

n. pl. sim·u·la·cra (-lā′krə, -lăk′rə)

1. An image or representation.
2. An unreal or vague semblance.

From http://www.thefreedictionary.com/simulacrum

WotD: Imbroglio

noun, plural imbroglios.
1. a misunderstanding, disagreement, etc., 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.

From http://www.dictionary.com/browse/imbroglio