Difficult Words: Tenet and Tenacious

Difficult Words : Tenet and Tenacious

Tenacious (tuh NAY shus) adj: 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).

Tenet (TEN it) n: a shared principle or belief

One of the most important tenets of our form of government is that people can be trusted to govern themselves.

The tenets of his religion prevented him from dancing and going to movies.

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