exhausted, indulgent, sterile, spent, barren, weak, bloodless, weakened, soft, decadent, unproductive.
Their attire was a weird mixture of effete
savagery and of the civilisation of the sort which is picked up from living in touch with white Africa and missionary societies.
You are no longer the burdened slaves of an effete
monarchy; you are now the vigorous children of a young Republic."
They are in a small hotel off Fifth Avenue, half way between the streets which boast of numbers higher than fifty, and those others which follow the effete
European customs of having names.