avert - Dictionary definition and meaning for word avert
sounds like DIVERT.
i dunno if dis helps...but avert sounds like 'hurt' ......u always avoid getting hurt....so avert=avoid
the root 'vert' means 'to turn'.. so avert meant turn away (from something)
AVERT(A VERTICAL),it seems like avertical,so i will memorise it as a vertical wal always PREVENTS wind to cross them