(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 or which exists or continues 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 in repairing 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.
perspicacious (adjective), more perspicacious, most perspicacious
1. Regarding a person who is penetratingly discerning, perceptive, or astute: Tony thought his mother was a perspicacious judge of character.
2. Concerning an individual who has the ability to notice and to understand things that are difficult or not obvious: Jack, the film critic, made some perspicacious observations about the movie.
perspicaciously (adverb), more perspicaciously, most perspicaciously
1. Descriptive of how a person sees or understand clearly: While Mr. Black was explaining the details of using the computer, all the students perspicaciously listened and viewed what was shown on the magic board.
2. Concerning how a person can discern acutely or keenly: When the students were looking through the microscope, they perspicaciously observed the tiny details of the sample leaves.
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:Jack was very quick in grasping the central point of the lessons and was always correct in interpreting the meaning of the topics. His perspicacity was of great use to his friends in school!
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
Susceptible to being convinced; suasible: It took a bit of assurance and positive arguments to induce Susan to go with the group, but she was persuadable in the end, and then all the friends went swimming in the lake!