ven-, vent-, veni-, ventu-

(Latin: come, coming)

inconvenient, inconveniently
Causing or involving difficulties or unwanted extra effort, work, or trouble.
1. To take some action or get involved in something in order to change what is happening; especially, to prevent something undesirable.
2. To occur and as a result to stop or delay something from happening.
3. To take economic action that is designed to counter a trend in a market; especially, in order to stabilize country’s currency.
intervention, interventional
1. An action undertaken in order to change what is happening or might happen in another’s affairs; especially, in order to prevent something undesirable.
2. The action of intervening, stepping in, or interfering in any affair, so as to affect its course or issue. Now frequently applied to the interference of a state or government in the domestic affairs or foreign relations of another country.
3. The fact of coming or being situated between in place, time, or order.
4. Economic action that is designed to counter a trend in a market; especially, in order to stabilize a country’s currency.
Inveniam viam aut faciam.
I will find a way or make one.
Coming on, oncoming.
1. To come upon, find; to find out, discover.
2. To create something new by being the first to think of, make, or use something.
3. To make up something false, e.g., a false excuse.
1. A thing that someone has created, especially a device or process.
2. The creation of something new.
3. A lie, or the telling of lies (used euphemistically).
4. The talent to create new things.
inventive, inventively, inventiveness
1. Good at creating new things.
2. Displaying creativity or imagination in its design.
3. Involved in or concerned with invention.
1. A detailed list of articles, such as goods and chattels, or parcels of land, found to have been in the possession of a person at his decease or conviction, sometimes with a statement of the nature and value of each; hence any such detailed statement of the property of a person, of the goods or furniture in a house or messuage, or the like.
2. A company’s assets as a whole, or the value of them.
misadventure (s) (verb), misadventures (pl)
1. An unfortunate event; especially, something unlucky, or amusing, that happens to someone.
2. In law, a death due to an unintentional accident without any violation of law or criminal negligence.
non est inventus; non est
Not to be found.

These are the words that the sheriff writes on a writ when the defendant is not to be found in his bailiwick (area of legal responsibility).

parvenu (s) (noun), parvenus (pl)
1. Someone who has recently become wealthy or risen to a higher position in society, but who is still considered as an inferior by other rich and powerful people: Morgan became a parvenu when he recently became affluent and did not get the prestige, dignity, and manner associated with it because, when his aunt died and willed her property and money to him, he was still working as a carpenter's assistant.
2. Etymology: from Latin pervenio, "to arrive, to reach” and then from French, parvenir, "to reach, to arrive, to manage to achieve something."
A person who has become rich above his or her former status.
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Chance, doubt, or uncertainty.
A reference to the area around the tunica adventitia of a blood vessel.

The adventitia is the outermost connective tissue covering any organ, vessel, or other structure not covered by a serosa; instead, the covering is properly derived from outside; that is, from the surrounding connective tissue and does not form an integral part of such an organ or a structure.