|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
to ask urgently or persistently
Fearing her parentsí reaction to a C in biology, she importuned her teacher to raise her grade.
Related English words: importunacy (the quality or state of being importunate), importunate (annoyingly persistent in asking), importunateness (importunacy), importuner, importunity (importunateness)
Latin root words: importunus, importuna, importunum - unsuitable, unfit; importunitas, importunitatis, f. - unsuitableness