Efficacious

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William Hupy
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Efficacious

Postby William Hupy » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:46 am

This is from Latin. It’s earliest known usage is 1528. Meaning: having the power to produce a desired effect. I’m not certain how different this is from effective.
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Re: Efficacious

Postby call_copse » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:59 am

I have only heard this used for facetious effect in exactly one context - Lily the Pink by The Scaffold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x8D4T--0v4
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