Money and characters

venal
(adj)
VE-nǝl
Meaning

capable of being bribed; corrupt

1st Sample Sentence

The prime minister has promised to end the venal bureaucratic culture that has poisoned the nation's official class for so long.

Root

venus (for sale) (Latin)

Mnemonics

ve + nal = we null. we can be easily bribed when we are null in terms of money. venal is somewhat related to veins that carries blood. a person taking bribes from poor is nothing but their blood sucker venal & penal are rhyming words. as penal is something related to crime. in that way we can remember venal as a crime (corruption).

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