It’s time for an ‘Increase your vocabulary’ challenge. Today’s word is:
Obstreperous (adj) – noisy, clamorous, or boisterous. Resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner. Unruly.
What a fantastic word! And much underutilised. How many opportunities can you find to use this word over the next few days? Perhaps you would rather comment on someone’s obstreperousness? If you’re really lost for opportunities both houses of parliament will be sitting (in Australia) next week. Question time should provide you ample opportunity!
Personally, I’m keen to try out, “Stop this obstreperosity at once!” However, as a homeschooling mum of five children aged ten and under, I probably won’t have to wait until Monday!