The Ultimate GRE Word List & Dictionary

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    1. lacking in wholesome vigor; degenerate; decadent: an effete, overrefined society
    2. exhausted of vigor or energy; worn out: an effete political force
  • weak, having lost power [Barron]
  • having lost character, vitality, or strength [Taisha]
  • infertile, worn out, weak [Nandigam]

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