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tenacious

 [tĕ-na´shus]
viscid; adhesive.

te·na·cious

(tĕ-nā'shŭs),
Sticky; denoting tenacity.
[L. tenax (tenac-), fr. teneo, to hold]

tenacious

[tenā′shəs]
Etymology: L, tenax, holding fast
pertaining to secretions that are sticky or adhesive or otherwise tend to hold together, such as mucus and sputum.

te·na·cious

(tĕ-nā'shŭs)
Having the capacity to stick or adhere.
[L. tenax (tenac-), fr. teneo, to hold]

tenacious

viscid; adhesive.
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Rocks player-coach Sterling Davis said: "Daniel is exactly the player we need and have been lacking over the last few seasons, with his tenaciousness both in scoring and rebounding.
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His ability to make a comeback after the humiliating vote of no confidence delivered to him by Plaid AMs following disappointing election results in 2003 showed he had a level of tenaciousness that his detractors ignored at their peril.
I would like his daughter Angela to have the last word when she writes: 'In his latter years, with his characteristic tenaciousness, he continued to observe the Sun, record and photograph his findings until he literally could not stand up any more.