1. A reference to something which is not easily pulled apart: The glue gave the broken pieces of the vase tenacious connections so it was almost as good as it was before it fell on the floor.2. Relating to someone who is persistent and fully focused on achieving his or her objective: Ken was making a tenacious effort to complete his assignments as a reporter despite the dangers he was experiencing in the battle zone.3. Relating to a determination to achieve a desired result as time and resources permit: The compiler of the contents of the special dictionary is a tenacious worker who is determined to provide much better contents for users who want to improve their vocabulary skills.Computers are tenacious devices that are capable of retaining large amounts of information and of presenting it whenever a user wants to use it.4. Physical conditions which can"t be remedied or made better: There are some tenacious ailments that doctors are unable to cure and which last for months or even years and come to an end only when a patient dies.

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umbracious
Shady, umbrageous.
unfallacious (adjective), more unfallacious, most unfallacious
1. Having no fundamental errors in reasoning: The lawyer’s unfallacious summation of the case was considered to be a brilliant presentation during the trial.2. Not deceptive, not having a misleading manner, but being logical: Aidan"s unfallacious mannerisms were always welcome and appreciated by his fellow workers.
1. Relating to someone who is truthful and honest: Toby was known to be most veracious and gave an exact account of how the accident happened. 2. A reference to something which is accurate and precise; as, in an account or story: The veracious statement June told the judge was proven to be totally accurate.3. Etymology: from Latin verus, "true" + -ous, "having, full of."
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A reference to a process in which a glassy or noncrystalline material is formed by fusion under conditions of intense heat.
Pertaining to something, or someone, filled with animation and spirit: Kathy had the most vivacious personality of all the girls in the class, being very lively, cheerful, and full of life!
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1. A reference to consuming, or being eager to eat, great amounts of food; ravenous: After a hard day"s work on the railroad, Tom had a voracious appetite and could hardly wait to get home to fix his evening meal.2. Descriptive of someone who has an overwhelming desire to accomplish a goal, to participate in an activity, or is eager to learn: Shirley was such a voracious reader that she went to the library to borrow books several times a week.
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