VCR Lesson 7 Presentation

Yasminer Ruiz

FILL IN THE BLANK

The lobbyists decided to ________ the president to lower taxes by constantly sending him letters and picketing the White House at all hours of the day and night.
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WHAT'S THE WORD?

importune (v.)

to make repeated and insistent demands or requests

ROOTS

portus (L.) "harbor" "gate"

SYNONYMS

  • harass
  • lobby
  • implore
  • pester

ANTONYMS

(No direct antonyms)


  • to leave alone

PRACTICE

Choose the letter of the sentence in which the word in bold is used incorrectly.

a) After failing an important test, the student importuned her teacher to raise her grade, and her teacher finally obliged to make the student stop.

b) Johnny's little brother importunes him to play Monopoly with him all the time, causing Johnny to get very annoyed.

c) Sally's friend politely importuned her only once to go swimming with her, and Sally immediately agreed.

d) The lobbyists constantly importune President Obama to change the education system, but they are usually ignored.