July 13th, 2019

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Word of the Day 07/13/19 Venal

Venal (adjective)
venal [ veen-l ]


adjective
1. willing to sell one's influence, especially in return for a bribe; open to bribery; mercenary: a venal judge.
2. able to be purchased, as by a bribe: venal acquittals.
3. associated with or characterized by bribery: a venal administration; venal agreements.

RELATED FORMS
ve·nal·ly, adverb
non·ve·nal, adjective
non·ve·nal·ly, adverb
un·ve·nal, adjective

CAN BE CONFUSED
venial

RELATED WORDS
unscrupulous, crooked, immoral, dishonest, corrupt, unethical, amoral, bent, double-dealing, mercenary, padded, unprincipled, unprofessional, conscienceless, purchasable, buyable

SYNONYMS
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1. bribable, corruptible.

SYNONYM STUDY
1. See corrupt.

ANTONYMS
1. incorruptible.

Origin: 1645–55; < Latin vēnālis, equivalent to vēn(um) (accusative) for sale (cf. vend) + -ālis -al

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Word wars this weekend

Who's up for some word wars? I will be running 3 rounds this evening from 8-9:30 CDT and another 3 rounds tomorrow afternoon from 2-3:30 CDT. Would love to have folks come join me for a round or two.

Tonight's schedule:
8-8:25 Round 1
8:30-8:55 Round 2
9:05-9:30 Round 3

Join me back here at this post for tonight's word wars. I'll do a separate post for tomorrow's rounds.

Let's make some words together!

Final count for Saturday:
cmk418 - 1080
severina2001 - 778
sharpiesgal - 957