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venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
fresco - painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
artless - without guile; open and honest
primate - group of mammals including humans
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
effervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
emanate - issue forth; come out
intractable - unruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston