116. obdurate (adj.) • def: unyielding to persuasion or moral influence • syn: intransigent, inexorable, inflexible • ant: malleable, flexible • The obdurate old man refused to take pity on the kittens.
117. obfuscate (v.) • def: to render incomprehensible • syn: confuse, make unclear, muddle, complicate • ant: clarigy • The detective did not want to answer the newspaperman’s questions, so he obfuscated the truth.
118. oblique (adj.) • def: diverging from a straight line or course, not straightforward • syn: slanting, indirect, implied, evasive • ant: straight, direct, explicit Martin’s oblique language confused those who listened to him.
119. obsequious (adj.) • def: excessively compliant or submissive • syn: servile, subservient • ant: domineering • Mark acted like Janet’s servant, obeying her every request in an obsequious manner.
120. obstreperous (adj.) • def: noisy, unruly • syn: rowdy, riotous, rambunctious • ant: quiet, restrained, • Billy’s obstreperous behavior prompted the librarian to ask him to leave the reading room.