Day-79 (Obstreperous)

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Word:
Obstreperous

Status:
Adjective

Meaning:
Difficult to control or noisy.

Sentences:
1) The room was full of obstreperous children.
2) An obstreperous crowd protested against the goverenment's new immigration policy.

Origin:
Latin obstreperus, from obstrepere which means 'to clamour against', from ob- which means 'against' + strepere which means 'to make a noise'.

First use:
circa 1600

Synonyms:
blatant, clamant, clamorous, yowling

Antonyms:
amendable, biddable, compliant, conformable, docile.

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