worn out; exhausted
After thirty years in power, the ruling party has become effete. It's time for a new party that will bring in fresh energy and ideas.
e ex (out)#fetus (childbearing, offspring) (Latin)
relate the word with defeat. which means losing ones power effete. ef+fete. feet. so when you walk for longer distances on your feet, you feel completely worn out. as if you are lacking in power.