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pervicacious

[pur-vi-key-shuh s] /ˌpɜr vɪˈkeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
extremely willful; obstinate; stubborn.
Origin
1625-1635
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
Related forms
pervicaciously, adverb
pervicaciousness, noun
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