Root Word of the Day: CIRCUMVENT

circumvent (verb) – to bypass; to avoid by passing around; to surround and trap
BREAKDOWN: CIRCUM- (around) + VEN- (to come)
circumventive means avoiding or bypassing something
circumvention is the act of circumventing


This word is built on the root CIRC-, which means about, around, or round.
Common CIRC- words include circle, circumference, and circus.
More esoteric CIRC- words include circumlocution, circumnavigate, and circumvolve.

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