ven-, vent-, veni-, ventu-
(Latin: come, coming)
2. A structure located in front and toward the lower surface of the head: Jane saw some insects that had anteroventral body parts in her garden.
2. The main approach to a country-house: When driving along the avenue to visit their friends in their new home, Tom and Mary were amazed at the broad roadway which was bordered by trees and statues at regular intervals.
Sometimes an avenue refers to the trees alone, with tacit disregard for the road they overshadow.3. A fine wide street: Many broad streets in Canada and in the U.S, are called avenues, like High Park Avenue in Toronto, Canada.
2. To anticipate and to counter someone’s plans: During the spelling bee in class, Doug circumvented it, or avoided it, by having to go to the bathroom just when it was his turn.
3. To encompass; literally, to enclose: In the movie, the Indians circumvented, or surrounded, the camp the settlers had set up.
4. To get around a restriction or obstacle: The road was blocked by a fallen tree after the storm, but James knew a way to circumvent it by taking another route.
A husband makes the supreme effort to avoid facing his wife after too much drinking and getting home long after he said he would.
2. Descriptive of act of being willfully blind or tolerant of something that should not be: If justice is connivent, it is deliberately negligent or unobservant.
3. In anatomy, descriptive of the folds of membranes in the human system: Connivent valves are those wrinkles, cellules and vacuoles, which are found on the inside of the two intestines, ilium and jejunum.
"Vacuoles" are the spaces or cavities within a cell that function in digestion, storage, secretion, or excretion.
2. To transgress or to actively go against the terms of a previous agreement, etc.: Tina’s parents told her to be home at 10 o’clock in the evening, but Tina decided to contravene, or to disobey her parents by staying out until midnight!
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2. That which is suitable, agreeable, or convenient: Going by car into town seemed to be a convenance that everybody in the city thought proper or the thing to do.