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::: venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
::: bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
::: machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
::: contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
::: ruthless - pitiless; merciless; cruel
::: prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
::: dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
::: asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
::: polity - (particular form of) political organization; form of government of nation or state; Ex. student polity
::: monarchy - government under a single ruler