Elements of the Universe: Ventus – 12 Words


a fissure in the earth’s crust through which gases erupt

In 2013, North Dakota accounted for 45 percent of the nation’s natural gas venting and flaring.Slate (Aug 28, 2015)

a mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air

The isolation room also has a separate air ventilation system to ensure the other cats in the shelter do not contract airborne germs.Washington Times (Jul 26, 2015)

a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure

Doctors typically declare a person brain dead, meaning they have no brain function at all, before removing organs while a ventilator keeps the heart beating.Washington Times (Jul 18, 2015)

breathe excessively hard and fast

Swimmers might intentionally hyperventilate before submerging themselves for extended periods, or try to swim for long distances while holding their breath.US News (May 21, 2015)

arrival that has been awaited

Until the advent of testing, school districts were able to hide their failure to educate poor and minority students and those with learning challenges.Washington Post (Aug 17, 2015)

willing to undertake new and daring enterprises

Powerful winds make it difficult for the adventurous few who seek to climb it.Washington Times (Sep 2, 2015)

put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

Others ventured that the haste with which authorities cleaned the crime scene may have accidentally compromised valuable evidence in the investigation.Time (Aug 24, 2015)

disposed to take risks

The streets were empty save for prowling dogs, pigs, and venturesome wild beasts.Tracy, Louis

avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing

And athletes can easily circumvent taxes in the cities where they play.US News (Aug 13, 2015)

contributing to the hindrance of disease

That means researchers are not only developing products for therapeutic use, but also for preventative use.Forbes (Apr 30, 2015)

expected to follow in the indefinite future

After eight seasons of Game of Thrones, we’ll certainly know the eventual fates of all the major players.Forbes (Jul 31, 2015)

the scene of any event or action

The event took place amid rising concerns about the water quality at venues for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, now less than a year away.US News (Aug 10, 2015)

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