(Latin: through, across, over; beyond, by means of)

persistency (s) (noun), persistencies (pl)
The condition of perserverance: Greg's persistency and determination in studying for his medical exams were rewarded with the best grade in his semester!
persistent (adjective), more persistent, most persistent
1. Referring to someone who is tenacious or determined despite problems and difficulties: Sally has been a persistent worker in striving to achieve the company's objectives.
2. Pertaining to something which is incessant or unrelenting; existing or continuing for an unpleasantly long time: Extremely bad weather conditions have been a persistent problem in many parts of the country during the past winters.
3. Descriptive of something that is constantly repeated or continued: Many carpenters have been making persistent efforts to repair the damage done by the recent tornado.
Refusing to give up, stubborn, persevering.
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persistently (adverb); more persistently, most persistently
Referring to how an action or verbalization is continued in a determined way, even when facing difficulties or opposition: The little boy persistently begged his father to buy him the toy train.
Penetratingly discerning, perceptive, or astute; perspicaciousness.
perspicacity (s) (noun), perspicacities (pl)
1. The ability to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to have sound conclusions: It was a marvelous effort of perspicacity for Samuel to discover that he loved his wife when he first met her before they got married.
2. A clearness of understanding or insight and discernment: Perspicacity was a characteristic of Paul's character and it was a political advantage for him when he was running for his senate seat in congress.
3. An acuteness of discernment or perception.
1. Clearly expressed or presented; easy to understand.
2. Being clear and comprehensible or clearly expressed and therefore easily understood.
persuadable (adjective), more persuadable, most persuadable