i have a summer reading assignment and I have to know what perseverance means, but I don't. Please help me
Persevere comes from the Latin words "per" and "assevero". Per means" through (space) or during (time)". Assevero means to "act earnestly, assert strongly, be serious, and emphatically declare". http://www.latin-dictionary.org
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