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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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Attractionreaction

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: uh-track-shun-ree-ack-shun

Sentence: My ex-mother-in-law looked ravishing today, worryingly. I know it's just an attractionreaction, just a natural reflex to splitting up. The heart always wants what it can't have!

Etymology: Attraction - a force drawing together, enticement. Reaction - response, reciprocal action.

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Woegoggles

Created by: Filthy

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Diarregret

Created by: kaykay790

Pronunciation: die-a-re-gret

Sentence: Dave was suffering from an extreme case of diarregret after seeing Cassie in the local Starbucks drinking a tall cup of "Caramel Manheisfine"...oh and a coffee too.

Etymology: A blend of the words "diarrhea and regret". They can't stop talking about how they wish they would have kept the ex.

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Exfatuate

Created by: Pepper

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Sentence: Verb. To exfatuate I don't want to see him, I don't want to exfatuate.

Etymology: From the word: Infatuate which means "To inspire with unreasoning love or attachment"

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Exvision

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ex-vizh-uhn

Sentence: Troy was clearly experiencing exvision when he realised that he was getting a crush on his ex-girlfriend's mother.

Etymology: ex + vision

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Exmagnetraited

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Ex-mag-ne-tray-ted

Sentence: Since dumping Clare for a younger model last year, Charles couldn't understand why he felt so exmagnetraited toward her everytime he saw her out with her new toyboy. In fact he was so drawn to her again that he was thinking of going under the knife in the vain hope of winning her back.

Etymology: Ex(Former spouse/partner) + magnet(a person or thing that has a powerful atttraction) + trait(a distinguishing characteristic) = Exmagnetraited

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Retrotractive

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Created by: joelb

Pronunciation: reh-tro-TRAK-tiv

Sentence: She looked quite retrotractive as my regret sank in.

Etymology: retroactive + attractive

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Exaspiration

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ex/ass/pur/ay/shun

Sentence: According to the grass is even greener theory, exaspiration occurs when someone else is interested in your ex, which in turn rekindles your desire.

Etymology: ex + aspiration (desire) (not to be confused with exasperation, which you're feeling right now if you're reading this)

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COMMENTS:

I formerly aspired to be as good at Verbotomy as you. But I have since de-spired knowing it's hopeless! Good word! - Scrumpy, 2007-09-18: 08:31:00

Loads of practice trying to keep up to Stevenson0, purpleartichokes, rikboyee, galwaywegian, osomatic and now there's a whole new crop of exceptional verbtomists - I'm losing steam - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-18: 12:33:00

Oh, dear Jabberwocky...Lose your steam, but don't lose your faith! We new ones need your newrichment. - readerwriter, 2008-08-19: 08:01:00

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Formergoneconclusion

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: for/mur/gon/con/clu/shun

Sentence: It is a formergoneconclusion that an ex will look more appealing after the break up.

Etymology: former + gone + foregone conclusion

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Exmorphosis

Created by: cpjax

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Sentence: after she screwed him over big time she made a exmorphosis to attract new guys

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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
Exregret