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venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
prosper - become successful (esp. financially); thrive; grow well; Ex. children prospering under his care
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
gusty - windy
engender - cause; produce; give rise to
acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
prattle - talk idly; babble; N. CF. prate
imbecility - weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China