WORD OF THE WEEK

pertinacious: sticking to an opinion, purpose, or design.



If you think about it, this word sounds similar to the word "tenacious" which means tending to keep a firm hold on something.


Pertinacious is derived from "tenex", the Latin word for "tenacious". The Latin verb "tenēre", which means "to hold", is also one of the word's roots.



Example: The pertinacious actress chained herself to a tree to bring attention to her environmental fight.


Until next week...


Stay Curious ;)


Love,

Sarah



Sources:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/pertinacious-2020-10-10

https://wordsinasentence.com/pertinacious-in-a-sentence/