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 for entanglement
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Entanglement \En*tan"gle*ment\, n.
     1. State of being entangled; intricate and confused
        involution; that which entangles; intricacy; perplexity.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Mil.) An extensive low obstacle formed of stakes, stumps,
        or the like, connected by wires, ropes, or the like.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     3. (Naut.) An obstruction of cables and spars across a river
        or harbor entrance.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim
           [syn: web, entanglement]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  146 Moby Thesaurus words for "entanglement":
     abatis, absorption, adulterous affair, adultery, advanced work,
     affair, amour, association, balistraria, bamboozlement, bank,
     banquette, barbed-wire entanglement, barbican, barricade, barrier,
     bartizan, bastion, battlement, befooling, bluffing, breastwork,
     bulwark, calculated deception, casemate, cheval-de-frise,
     circumvallation, circumvention, cobweb, complexity, complexness,
     complication, conning, contact, contravallation, convolution,
     counterscarp, crabbedness, cuckoldry, curtain, deceiving,
     deception, deceptiveness, defrauding, delusion, delusiveness,
     demibastion, dike, drawbridge, dupery, earthwork, embarrassment,
     embroilment, enclosure, engagement, enmeshment, ensnarement,
     entrapment, escarp, escarpment, eternal triangle, fallaciousness,
     fallacy, falseness, fence, fieldwork, flimflam, flimflammery,
     flirtation, fond illusion, fooling, forbidden love, fortalice,
     fortification, glacis, hallucination, hanky-panky, hoodwinking,
     illicit love, illusion, implication, inclusion, infidelity,
     intricacy, intricateness, intrigue, involution, involvement,
     kidding, liaison, loophole, love affair, lunette, machicolation,
     mantelet, merlon, meshes, mirage, mound, outwitting, outwork,
     overreaching, palisade, parados, parapet, perplexity, phantasm,
     portcullis, postern gate, putting on, ramification, rampart,
     ravelin, redan, redoubt, relation, romance, romantic tie,
     sally port, scarp, sconce, self-deception, snow job,
     song and dance, spoofery, spoofing, stockade, subterfuge, subtlety,
     swindling, tanglement, technicality, tenaille, toils, triangle,
     trickiness, tricking, unfaithfulness, vallation, vallum,
     victimization, vision, web, willful misconception,
     wishful thinking, work

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