He not only affronted the town with insinuations of venality on the part of men in high places and slurs on the courage of the men in the field, but he took pleasure in tricking the dignified citizenry into embarrassing situations.
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have to work around the self serving, venal politicians so common on the African continent
Organized crime and venal police officers in the country, make it a less predictable business climate.