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Word: effete

Definition: having lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted


Sentences Containing 'effete'

Each flower has its own stamens and its own stigma but the lobes of the stigma remain closed until after the anthers have opened and discharged their pollen; after they have withered and become effete then the stigma opens and invites the wandering bee.
Fed up with the empty calories of effete high-tech dance records?
In "Loveless", a book from the 33⅓ series about the My Bloody Valentine album of the same name, Mike McGonial referred to "Ecstasy" as a "rarified, effete and poppy approach to Byrdsian rock" and AllMusic rated the album two and a half out of five stars.
Like Norma Desmond, she lives with her butler (Rene Ricard as an effete Erich Von Stronheim) in high style, half-mad and lost in drug-induced dreams of a comeback.
My auxiliaries are the dews and rains which water this dry soil, and what fertility is in the soil itself, which for the most part is lean and effete.

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