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importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
liability - drawback; handicap; debts; obligation; responsibility; condition of being liable; ADJ. liable: likely; responsible (for paying)
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
pachyderm - thick-skinned animal
insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
circuitous - roundabout
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
verdigris - green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather