It has been a while since I posted a word of the day. I like how some of my readers put sentences for the word in the comments. So here is a new word.
from Postwar by Tony Judt
n. state, quality, or instance of being venal (can be readily bribed or corrupted); willingness to be bribed or bought off, or to prostitute one's talents for mercenary considerations
derived from French venalite which is from Latin venalitas
(ref: Webster's New World Dictionary Third College Edition)
My sentence: A member of one of my reading groups accused Elizabeth Gilbert of venality for writing Eat, Pray, Love.