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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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Exappeal

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: eks-ah-peel

Sentence: Even though he had "been there, done that," he was no match for her exappeal.

Etymology: Eh, this word's kinda obvious - I found a sappy book with this title... if I think of something better, I'll change it if I can.

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COMMENTS:

works for me! - galwaywegian, 2007-09-18: 06:24:00

OK, I won't change it to boomerbang or ho-yo ("Exual Healing" playing in the background on the did'er,didjou?). - purpleartichokes, 2007-09-18: 06:47:00

Those artichokes seem to be the new superfood! Certainly seem to be hitting a purple patch! - galwaywegian, 2007-09-18: 07:02:00

Great word! Boomerbang is awesome too. We've all been down the boomerbang regret road on a Saturday morning. After the exappeal has worn off! - Scrumpy, 2007-09-18: 08:40:00

You beat me to it! - Osomatic, 2007-09-18: 14:12:00

Sorry Oso! - purpleartichokes, 2007-09-18: 15:52:00

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Ruegret

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: roo + gret

Sentence: How I do rurgret the day I gave up the single finest woman I'll ever have, until I meet a new girl anyway.

Etymology: rue + regret

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Retrotraction

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: RET-ro-trak-shun

Sentence: It had been several months since Freddie had called off his and Lucy's engagement and when he saw her at the party with her new fiance he was taken aback at how gorgeous she was and he suffered a major wave of retrotraction and felt much regret for having dumped her earlier

Etymology: Blend of 'retro' (go back) and 'attraction' (n. the act, process, or power of attracting)

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Inexadorable

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: in-ex-a-door-a-bull

Sentence: Since his second marriage, fickle Phil was in a bad way. He found his first wife absolutely inexadorable.

Etymology: inexorabe (inescapable) + adorable (lovable)

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COMMENTS:

Welcome back, petaj! - Nosila, 2010-01-26: 17:38:00

petaj Thanks Nosila, my visits here are few and far between now - petaj, 2010-01-28: 06:03:00

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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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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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Amourforment

Created by: SethelMerman

Pronunciation: A-Mor-for-ment

Sentence: Steve realized his amourforment at the exact moment Raquel's lips met Raul's.

Etymology: Amour: love + former: in the past + -ent: suffix.

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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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Exattractism

Created by: morikvendi

Pronunciation: eks-attract-ism

Sentence: George suffered from classical example of exattractism when he saw his ex-girlfriend with another guy, shining like she never shone before.

Etymology: ex - past, attractiveness

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Retrofatuation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ret - roh - fat - yew - ay - shun

Sentence: Gilbert had a major case of retrofatuation when he saw Melissa for the first time after he called of their engagement, and he found that while he thought he had grown tired of her and bored with their relationship, he was suddenly taken aback by her beauty and presence.

Etymology: Blend of retro (go back) and infatuation.

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COMMENTS:

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-19: 15:59:00

I like it. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-20: 05:31:00

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