GRE Word List

PERTINACIOUS

holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent

The meaning of the word pertinacious is holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent.

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WordMeaning
compartmentone of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided
abscissioncutting off; separation
circumlocutionindirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
lush(of a plant or grass) growing very well
incinerateburn to ashes
serenitycalmness; placidity; ADJ. serene
broodsit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
expansive(of a person) outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size
turmoilextreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
gratuitousgiven freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment