Word of the Month: tenacious

Shana Goodwin, June 1, 2021

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Stubborn or relentless. Extremely persistent. Example: Joaquin’s tenacious work in studying for the TOEFL paid off, and he is a successful student at a university in the United States.

Listen to a native speaker say "tenacious."

The word tenacious comes from the Latin word tenāx (to hold). If you are tenacious in your English studies, that means you will not only complete your assigned homework each day, but also set aside time to practice speaking, listen to an English podcast, or watch an English movie or show.

Tenacious English students will be sure to learn fast and fulfill their dreams of becoming fluent!