What started as a celebration of my grandmother’s ninetieth birthday soon became a difficult imbroglio of complicated family tensions. My father could not decide who was in charge of the event, and when Uncle Roy called Dad a demanding jerk, the heated disagreement or imbroglio really got started. Luckily, I took my grandmother out to lunch while they were planning the party, so she didn’t have to hear the competitive imbroglio or complex struggle between her grown children.
Quiz: What is an imbroglio?
- A family disagreement that is soon solved.
- A complex misunderstanding, dispute, or argument.
- A celebratory event of an important family member.