Vocab Presentation Lesson 7

by Sydney Everett

Guess the Word :]

Andrew wanted a date with Alice so badly that he repeatedly ___________ her until she agreed to go out with him.

Whats the Word?

importune (tr.v.)

DEFINITION: to make repeated and insistent demands or requests

Related to the Word

ROOTS

Portus<L "harbor" "gate"


SYNONYMS

beg

badger

plead

request


ANTONYMS

ignore

dissuade


FORMS

importunate (adj.), importunity, (n.)


Fun Tips!

Importune sounds like important . If you request something repeatedly it is probably important. You can also remember how to spell it this way!

Let's Practice

CHOOSE THE VOCAB WORD USED INCORRECTLY.

1) No matter how many times the teacher said no, the failing student relentlessly importuned her for extra credit to help his grade.

2) Sam's audition for Juilliard was an importunate of a lifetime.

3) During their wedding, Clary explained how she believed she would never have married Patrick if he had not importuned her to give him just one chance.

4)My mom thinks we don't know the meaning of the word "no" because we importune her for a different answer no matter how many times she says it.