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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:adjective: Noisy or unruly.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin obstreperus (clamorous), from ob- (against) + strepere (to make a noise).
USAGE:"One email informs me of a friend's trepidation at having to undergo a stress test as recommended by her physician. And she is not referring to the stress associated with the presence of recalcitrant children and an obstreperous spouse."
Vanaja Rao; That Sick Feeling; Gulf News (UAE); Feb 5, 2009.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:It seems like the less a statesman amounts to, the more he adores the flag. -Kin Hubbard, humorist (1868-1930)