MEANING: adjective: 1. Capable of being bought: open to bribery. 2. Of or related to bribery.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin venalis (that which is for sale), from venum (sale). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wes- (to buy) that is also the source of vend, bazaar, vilify, and monopsony. Earliest documented use: 1827.

VOENAL - pertaining to the corruption of ancient Greek culture

VENTAL letting everything hang out the window, usually angrily

AVENAL - 1. without blood vessels returning to the heart
2. perpendicular to streets
3. like oatmeal