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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

WOTW: Effete

Effete: adjective, affected, overrefined, and ineffectual

Found in The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara:
"West sighed and blotted the corners of his mouth with the point of his napkin, a gesture both contrived and effete, as well as ostentatiously, obnoxiously Anglophilic."

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