Weariness and unwillness

effete
(adj)
ef-EET
Meaning

worn out; exhausted

1st Sample Sentence

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.

Root

e ex (out)#fetus (childbearing, offspring) (Latin)

Mnemonics

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.

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