Determination and evaluation

tenacity
(n)
tǝ-NASS-i-tee
Meaning

firmness; persistence

1st Sample Sentence

Despite poverty and a series of family catastrophes, he stuck to his studies with extraordinary tenacity.

Root

tenere (to hold) (Latin)

Mnemonics

Tenacity: teen's consistent activity i.e. determination to continue what he/she 's doing. Tenacity: ten aina chestha - not giving up

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