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Venal Definition & Synonyms from 601 Words

Venal definition and synonyms from the book 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam. Improve your listening and reading comprehension by learning the word, venal, in real context for GRE candidates.

/ˈviː.nəl/ (adj)

Venal definition

open to bribery or any other financial persuasion by corrupt means, able to be bought, corrupt, decadent, mercenary, amoral, dishonest, susceptible to bribery, degenerate, corruptible, bribable, unprincipled, unscrupulous, crooked


What are the main tools/levers to help reduce the impact of bureaucratic corruption and venal behavior on small and medium size enterprises? Does removing bureaucratic discretion help (e.g. publishing fixed rates for taxes and duties, simplifying business registration procedures, conducting routine transactions electronically rather than in person)?

Source of example:


honest, aboveboard

Parts of speech

Noun: venality

Adverb: venally

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