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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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This sort of person does not have the application or the courage to question seriously the status quo, nor does he have the tenaciousness required to join a political party and work for a cause or an ideology.
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.
Our judges said the unifying elements of all three young women were their intellectual curiosity, their tenaciousness and their ambition to use science to find solutions to big problems," Google said.
Competencies found to be important at the early stage of development included foresight and strategic planning, flexibility (ability to change), having a focused mind, fearlessness, tenaciousness, drive and dedication, communication skills, initiative flair, ability to create a good profit margin, global awareness, and an ability to motivate others.
Among those journalists whose blend of temperament, timing and tenaciousness has propelled them into the ranks of successful muckrakers, besides Anderson, I'd put Ida Tarbell, Seymour Hersh, Jessica Mitford, Ida Wells-Barnett, and the team of Donald L.
It was such tenaciousness not dogmatism that ensured that Alice Stewart's controversial claims in epidemiology were not swept aside despite widespread initial skepticism (Greene, 1999, p.
Part of this tenaciousness can perhaps be explained by the relationship between the first factor's "commercial use" inquiry and the fourth factor's "market effect" analysis.
His tenaciousness paid off with a 100% response rate (Whithers, 2010 at www.
As Greatwood put it, "I think he really surprises defenders at times with the power and the tenaciousness that he runs with.
With the tenaciousness of a terrier, Aurelius will gum up the Tribune works for months and months to come.
This may see you burning the midnight oil, but your tenaciousness can bring lasting results.
This longing unfixes itself from specific stories and contexts to permeate the volume in the form of the general affective stance that Geoffrey Hartman once, if for different reasons, called the "spot syndrome": these poems, as Hartman wrote, "are basically similar in showing us people cleaving to one thing or idea with a tenaciousness both pathetic and frightening.