Saturday’s Word: Obstreperous

Saturday’s Word: Obstreperous

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ob·strep·er·ous

[uh b-strep-er-uh s]

Adjective

  1. Resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly.
  2. Noisy, clamorous, or boisterous: obstreperous children.
Origin:
1590–1600;  < Latin obstreperous  clamorous, akin to obstrepere  to make a noise at ( ob- ob- + strepere  to rattle); see -ous

Related forms
ob·strep·er·ous·ly, adverb.
ob·strep·er·ous·ness, ob·strep·e·ros·i·ty, noun

Synonyms
blusterous, boisterous, booming, clamorous, disorderly, loud, out of hand, piercing, raising Cain, raising the roof, rambunctious, riotous, rowdy, screaming, strepitous, tumultous, unmanageable, unruly, uproarious, vociferous, wild
Antonyms
amenable, biddable, compliant, conformable, docile, obedient, ruly, submissive, tractable
Words

Words

Yellow Danse
by Ivan Koulakov

You were gone so long
My heart, empty and alone
Calling out for you
_________________

Upon your return
My heart sang your name out loud
Filled with gratitude
_________________

Togetherness is…
My heart yours and your heart mine
Spirits and minds touch
_________________

Patiently waiting
For a new breathless moment
Of splendor and joy