Staying power; great physical or mental strength that allows you to continue to do something for a long time; perseverance
Interest in this word spiked dramatically on Sept. 26, 2016, the night of the first presidential debate, when Donald Trump kept accusing Hillary Clinton of lacking stamina.
Clinton’s response: “Well, as soon as he travels to 112 countries and negotiates a peace deal, a cease-fire, a release of dissidents, an opening of new opportunities and nations around the world, or even spends 11 hours testifying in front of a congressional committee, he can talk to me about stamina.”
The word has often been on Merriam-Webster’s list of top 5 lookups.
When one person on Twitter questioned why people would look up words they know, Merriam-Webster simply responded,“to learn more not to profess ignorance.”