A Word A Day : Tenacious

Word of 22nd July 2007: A Word A Day-Tenacious


( Adjective )

Tenacious (tuh NAY shus): persistent, stubborn, not letting go

• The foreign student's tenacious effort to learn English won him the admiration of all the teachers at our school.

• Louise's grasp of geometry was not tenacious. She could handle the simpler problems most of the time, but she fell apart on quizzes and tests.

• The ivy growing on the side of our house was so tenacious that we had to tear the house down to get rid of it.

• To be tenacious is to have tenacity (tuh NAS uh tee).

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