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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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Vexen

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: veks-en

Sentence: Rudy used to take his wife for granted. Now that they are divorced, she is a vexen.

Etymology: vixen (foxy female) + ex (former) + vex (to irritate; annoy; provoke)

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Jealusty

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: jel/us/tee

Sentence: Never in a million years did Jerry think he would run into his ex at his new "Dance Like the Stars Do on Dancing With the Stars on ABC 11:00 PM Eastern, 8 PM Pacific" class. Not only was he shocked when he saw that she had finally lost that "last" 162 pounds, but also by the sudden pangs of jealusty he felt as he watched her practicing her Samba with Ferrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrnando.

Etymology: Jealous: Jealousy typically refers to the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that occur when a person believes a valued relationship is being threatened by a rival. Lust: crave: have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

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Ole, lumina, love your word and the class name, that would make me sign up for it! Cheers! - Nosila, 2008-08-19: 18:00:00

Nosila-Your comment starting with "Ole" made me happy...happy to know YOU know...how to rrrrrrrrrroll you rrrrrrrr's. :) - lumina, 2008-08-19: 18:25:00

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Bettamorphosis

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: betta morf oh sis

Sentence: Why was it that bettamorphosis was at its worst when you hadn't yet replaced your ex, he thought. She looked a hundred times better than she did last week. Hell, even her date was better looking than she used to be!

Etymology: metamorphosis, better

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Obsexive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ob/sex/ive

Sentence: Joe 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 for only one reason. 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: OBSEXIVE -noun - from OBSESSIVE (to think about something unceasingly, or persistently) + EX (a former boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse)

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Crurtle

Created by: Sievehead

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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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Pangmorse

DaddyNewt

Created by: DaddyNewt

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Jimmy had the worst pangmorse of them all.

Etymology: pang +remorse

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Priusamare

Created by: muchiny

Pronunciation: PRI-us-amare

Sentence: [n. He looks so down when she walks by holding hands with her boyfriend, he might have priusamare.] [v. I'm sooo priusamare over my ex righ now...]

Etymology: Prius - Before in Latin Amare - Love in Latin

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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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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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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