October 30th, 2009

Shakespeare Man!

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Possibly a little late - whoops!

Actually, it's still Thursday in seven of 21 US states, so still in time!

Today's word is:

Obstreperous [ob-STREP-er-ous]
adjective

Definition
1. Noisily and stubbornly defiant.
2. Aggressively boisterous.

Etymology
From Latin obstreperus, 'noisy,' from obstrepere, 'to make a noise against.'

Usage
I knew exactly what I was getting into when I went to the quarterly work party - it doesn't matter how many parties go by, as soon as you give people free alcohol, the obstreperous behaviour starts up!