Naturally, I had to look up pertinacious.
per·ti·na·ciousSo Ruland is persistent and tenacious. Actually, that's a perfect definition of Ruland.
Etymology: Latin pertinac-, pertinax, from per- thoroughly + tenac-, tenax tenacious, from tenēre
1 a : adhering resolutely to an opinion, purpose, or design b : perversely persistent
2 : stubbornly tenacious
synonyms see obstinate
— per·ti·na·cious·ly adverb
— per·ti·na·cious·ness noun
— per·ti·nac·i·ty \-ˈna-sə-tē\ noun
Another one: In another Post story, I found this paragraph. Trust dies. The worst people, the natural-born sycophants, attach themselves to the owner.
Yes, we'll look up sycophants.
sy·co·phantThe story's about the Redskins, so the term sycophants probably fits.
Pronunciation: \-fənt also -ˌfant\
Etymology: Latin sycophanta slanderer, swindler, from Greek sykophantēs slanderer, from sykon fig + phainein to show — more at fancy
: a servile self-seeking flatterer
synonyms see parasite
— sycophant adjective
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