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pervicacious

[ pur-vi-key-shuhs ]
/ ˌpɜr vɪˈkeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
extremely willful; obstinate; stubborn.
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Origin of pervicacious

1625–35; <Latin pervicāc-, stem of pervicāx stubborn, willful (per-per- + vic-, variant stem of vincere to conquer (see victor) + -āx adj. suffix denoting tendency or ability) + -ious

OTHER WORDS FROM pervicacious

per·vi·ca·cious·ly, adverbper·vi·ca·cious·ness, noun
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