VCR Lesson 7 Presentation

Morgan Shires

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FILL IN THE BLANK WITH THE MOST APPROPRIATE WORD FROM LESSON 7

Josh could not help but ________ his father, until he let him borrow the car.





THE WORD

importune (tr.v.)


To make repeated and insistent demands or requests.



ITS ROOTS



portus (L.) "harbor", "gate"




SYNONYMS



  • beg
  • beseech
  • entreat
  • implore



ANTONYMS



  • suggest
  • appease
  • console
  • satisfy




WHICH IS NOT AN ACT OF IMPORTUNE?

1. Begging your mom to let you stay out an hour past your curfew.

2. Constantly asking your parents for the new HoverBoard.

3. Repeatedly asking your friend to send you the notes from the class that you missed.

4. Asking your friend to come to your game once and then not asking again.





ONE IS MOST LIKELY TO IMPORTUNE SOMEONE FOR WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING?

a. an alternative phone number

b. a toothpick

c. an urgent need

d. an answer to a riddle






CHOOSE THE LETTER OF THE SENTENCE IN WHICH THE WORD IN BOLD-FACED TYPE IS USED INCORRECTLY.

a) My sister knows how to importune me to help with her homework.

b) My dog Rusty carried out importune by sitting in the other room while we ate dinner.

c) Jerry importuned Becky to go out on a date with him.

d) Bill is always trying to importune people to do favors for him.







B. is used incorrectly because the context clues in the sentence mean the opposite of importune because instead of begging, he is sitting in the other room.