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ob·strep·er·ous  audio  (b-strpr-s, b-) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Noisily and stubbornly defiant.
  2. Aggressively boisterous.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin obstreperus, noisy, from obstrepere, to make a noise against : ob-, against ; see ob- + strepere, to make a noise ( of imitative origin)

OTHER FORMS:
ob·streper·ous·ly(Adverb), ob·streper·ous·ness(Noun)


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