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should have nothing whatsoever to do with the words ten or ace.
How anyone's going to find a way of easing the word tenace into the conversation today, though, I have absolutely no idea.
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Word To Use Today: tenace (you say it, well, ten, followed by the word ace). This word came into English in the 1600s from French, from the Spanish tenaza, forceps, and before that from the Latin tenāx, holding fast.