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obstinate

stubbornly adhering to an opinion or a course of action

Even though he begged them constantly, Jerry’s parents were obstinate in their refusal to buy him a Nintendo.

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proliferate

to grow or increase rapidly

Because the number of fax machines, pagers, and cell phones has proliferated in recent years, many new area codes have been created to handle the demand for phone numbers.

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tenacity

persistence

With his overwhelming tenacity, Clark was finally able to interview Brad Pitt for the school newspaper.

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vitality

energy; power to survive

After a few days of rest, the exhausted mountain climber regained his usual vitality.

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assimilation

to absorb; to make similar

The unique blend of Mexican culture was formed by the assimilation of the cultures of the Native Americans and the Spanish.

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consensus

general agreement

After much debate, the committee came to a consensus, although they differed on minor points.

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context

circumstances of a situation; environment

The senator complained that his statements had been taken out of context and were therefore misleading; he said that if the newspaper had printed the rest of his speech, it would have explained the statements in question.

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derived

copied or adapted from a source

Many AP English Language and Composition questions are derived from older questions—the details may have been changed, but the same basic concept is being tested.

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