Definition: The drive to see a task through to the finish. (Merriam-Webster Online)

Sample usage: “I’ve had the initiative to start reading the classics, but I’ve never had the finishative to complete one of them.”

Popularity: It’s a clever word, but its use in the office opens you to teasing at happy hour. “Hey, are you going to show finishative toward those fries, or can I have one?”




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