Watchers - Dean Koontz
Page 154, Verb
¨So who would pay for such sensitive defense information if not U.S. or the Soviets? Some third-world dictator looking for a way to circumvent the nuclear capabilities of the most powerful countries? The Francis Project might give some pocket Hitler that edge, elevate him to a world power, and he might pay well for it¨.
Dictionary: The definition of circumvent is to overcome (a problem or difficulty), typically in a clever and surreptitious way.
Own Definition: Something you avoid in a brilliant way so you don't get into big trouble.