Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: adjective

Definitions: (adjective) If someone or something is persistent, they continue and do not give up quickly.

Examples: (adjective) Poverty is a persistent problem. (adjective) Many young people who spend time in jail actually become persistent offenders. (adjective) There was a persistent knocking on the door.

Synonyms: adjectives: determined, constant, stubborn.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 10 A