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11. tenacious :

adjective :

persistent, stubborn, not letting go

usage :

  • 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.

  • a tenacious grip on my arm

  • tenacious of old habits

  • a tenacious memory

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