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Word of the Day — August 7, 2012

August 7, 2012 - Scott Viau
Effete — eh-FEET — over-refined, affected, ineffectual, sterile

Example: "In his movie review of the 3D version of 'Fright Night,' A.O. Scott writes that 'Ed sputters, in the midst of trying to explain that real vampires are not like the effete and sensitive ones played here. Of course not, real vampires for this movie's purposes are hunky guys with tight T-shirts and laid-back, seductive rock-n-roll manners.'"

 
 
 

 

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