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'Wow! She never looked that good when I was dating her...'

DEFINITION: n., A syndrome afflicting the recently separated in which the "ex" (i.e. ex-boyfriend, ex-girlfriend, ex-husband, or even an ex-mother-in-law) appears to be more attractive than ever before. v., To be attracted to your "ex".

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Exgoggles

Created by: justinchau

Pronunciation: Ex-gog-gools

Sentence: After empirically proving the +10% in attraction perception due to presence of beer, scientists have also recently proven the presence of an Ex results in a +50% attraction phenomenon dubbed 'exgoggles'. Many a broken-up couple have reunited to each other's dismay due to a combination of both exgoggles and beer goggles. Scientists are now trying to prove the phenomenon of 'beerphones'.

Etymology: Ex+Beergoggles.

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Exappeal

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ex ap peel

Sentence: When Ronnie saw his former love Sharon in the arms of the tall, handsome Josh, he felt an overwhelming exappeal for her. As the song goes, "we don't know what we've got till it's gone..."

Etymology: Ex (former spouse/mate) & Appeal (attraction;attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates) & WordPlay on Sex Appeal (attractiveness to the opposite/same sex)

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Exduct

Created by: orrychimaru

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Oculex

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Oc-u-lex

Sentence: Henry VIII looked down upon Kathryn's body and for a brief moment felt oculexative now that she had gone.

Etymology: Ocular - Of or relating to the eye. Ex- previous or former. -ative Of, relating to, or associated with.

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Rosiespeculise

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: rozy-speck-you-lies

Sentence: Whenever John saw Jean, his ex-girlfriend, he would subconciously rosiepeculise and view her as a beauty, which he had failed to notice before.

Etymology: To see things through "rose-tinted" spectacles i.e. much better than they really are!

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Exsightment

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: ex-site-ment

Sentence: Poor Bruno couldn't help himself. In his exsightment upon seeing Blanch looking so good in the arms of another man, he immediatley poured his drink down the back of her dress. Another use: Exsighting was Bruno's secret passion and the reason he moved so easily from internet matching site to internet matching site. Or as an adjective: Ensconsed in envy, Bruno eyed Blanch exsightedly.

Etymology: A play on excite, meaning to stir up strong feeling in, with sight, meaning something seen

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COMMENTS:

great options - love the word - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-19: 15:58:00

Love the word...but them I guess I'm exsightable! - Nosila, 2008-08-19: 17:58:00

I love this one! - lumina, 2008-08-19: 18:24:00

Clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-20: 05:31:00

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Obsexive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ob/sex/ive

Sentence: Jimmy was 'single' again, without any prospects and ran into his 'ex' Jenny and quickly fell into an obsexive state, wanting to be back with her. He began to obsex about his situation and this obsexiveness caused him to imbibe huge quantities of alcohol in a very short period of time.

Etymology: obsessive + ex

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Losersexfabula

Created by: staggolee

Pronunciation: LOO-zerz-ex-FA-byoo-luh

Sentence: I saw John's ex-girlfriend, and she was losersexfabula!

Etymology: Modern American English metrosexual.

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Remotestewing

Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: ri-moht-stoo-ng

Sentence: Jim was afflicted with a bad case of remotestewing when he witnessed his ex's picture on the dating site.

Etymology: A derivation of remote viewing. remote + stewing (as in desire)

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Sourgropes

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sow er grow ps

Sentence: He felt severe sourgropes as he watched, "Frigid Brigid" his ex wife, gyrate across the dance floor practically copulating with that young spanish prince as the crowd screamed thier approval.

Etymology: sour grapes, grope

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-09-18: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Scrumpy. Thank you Scrumpy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-26: 00:16:00
Today's definition was suggested by Scrumpy. Thank you Scrumpy. ~ James

jermainechambers44 - 2010-01-26: 16:02:00
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