A Word A Day : Tenacious
( Adjective ) Tenacious
Word of 22nd July 2007: A Word A Day-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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