Submissive and stubborn

pertinacious
(adj)
per-tin-AY-shǝs
Meaning

stubborn; persistent

1st Sample Sentence

I finally gave in to his pertinacious requests that I read his novel, and discovered that, as expected, it was total garbage.

Root

per (very)#tenere (to hold) (Latin)

Mnemonics

pertinacious = pre (before) + teenage: The age before teenage is where a person shows a childish behavior and is very stubborn in a negative sense. related to "persistent" and "tenacious"

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