Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Venality: Venal shares its etymology (Sanskrit: vasna - price) with ware. Venality implies something that is for sale, usually with a negative connotation, such a a public official open to bribes. A similar word in meaning and connotation is mercenary.
His motivation was just garden-variety venality and greed.
A Book for Today: The Informant by Kurt Eichenwald

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