VCR #7

Anna Lim

Fill in the Blank

When I realized my group members hadn't done their part, I _____ them to finish their part in the project until the very last day.
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Word

11. importune


tr.v. To make repeated and insisted demands or requests.


importunate (adj.) importunity (n.)

Synonyms

insist

badger

beg

nag

Antonyms

assist

aid

answer

roots

portus <L. "harbor," "gate"

im <L. "in"

Choose letter that uses word incorrectly

A) He ceased to importune her when she firmly rejected his proposal after the tenth time.

B) Every Christmas, the mall is filled with children who importune the hired Santa Claus for their desired gifts and wishes.

C)I importuned my boss for a raise, but was rejected on the first attempt.

D)The first time she asked me I said no, but after her repeated requests, her importunity caused me to change my mind.

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Answer

C) If rejected the 1st time, there wouldn't have been repeated request, just the one