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effete

(of animals or plants) no longer capable of reproduction
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Corresponding to the politically troubling times when Charters and Caldicott reached top exposure was another upper-class leader who, shorn of their effeteness, embodied the public-shool ethos: the old Harrovian Winston Churchill (Addison 2).
This session will examine the causes of organizational inefficiency and identifies proven approaches that can be taken to align organizational resources for current operational effeteness and future strategic success.
73) If we imagine, however, that the behavior and appetites of the devotees of the indoor Caroline playhouses were merely refined to the point of effeteness, we will be swallowing their paratextual propaganda and ignoring some rather significant facts.
Kenneth Paul Tan has pointed out that NS is not merely about the defense of the nation, but is "the antidote to the effeteness and complacency that are commonly thought to accompany affluence, better education, and modern lifestyles" (K.
It is worth mentioning that the scenarios which are used in this work are mainly chosen to demonstrate the effeteness of the proposed technique.