Vocab Presentation Lesson 7
by Sydney Everett
Whats the Word?
DEFINITION: to make repeated and insistent demands or requests
Related to the Word
Portus<L "harbor" "gate"
importunate (adj.), importunity, (n.)
Importune sounds like important . If you request something repeatedly it is probably important. You can also remember how to spell it this way!
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.