Verboticism: Sourgropes

'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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Enviex

Created by: Jenna

Pronunciation: en-vee-eks

Sentence: Carl came down with a big old case of ENVIEX when he saw Sheila looking so fine with that new guy!

Etymology: envy + ex

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Exfatuation

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ex-fat-you-ayshun

Sentence: Barbara always rushed to break up with her partners because the rush of the exfatuation was much more thrilling. She was perpetually exfixed.

Etymology: ex + infatuation

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great word petaj - Jabberwocky, 2007-09-18: 12:40:00

Very nice word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-09-18: 18:04:00

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

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

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Retrotractive

joelb

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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Longad

Created by: WordKing77

Pronunciation: Long-ad

Sentence: my ex is so hot, I think i have Longad syndrome.

Etymology: Longing-wanting; mourning Sad: Negative emotion

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Decreednicey

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dek reed ny see

Sentence: When Gerald went to the Social Mixer, he was stunned to run into Velma after all this time. When they had been married, she had been a housewife, with no fashion flair or poise. In fact the beautiful bride he had met in high school and married ended up being a boring, one dimensional frumpy woman. That was when he had a mad affair with his secretary, Lola. When Velma found out, she moved out and sued him for divorce...he was stunned and it cost him a bundle for his indiscretion. Now here she was, slim, attractive, well dressed and practically oozing sex appeal. In fact, he decreednicey! when he saw her. He also could not fail to notice the hunky guy she was with, who was drooling over her and with whom she was clearly smitten. With more red wine in him than actual courage, Gerald went up to them and told her she looked great. She thanked him for opening her eyes and giving her the money to move on and get a better, more glamourous life. At that point the song blaring over the system was Cher singing, "If I could turn back Time..."

Etymology: Decree nisi( a decree issued on a first petition for divorce; becomes absolute at some later date) & Decreed (decided with authority) & Nice (pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance)

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Magnetexism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mag net ex ism

Sentence: Dewey Wanter saw his ex Sophia for the first time after their messy break-up at a cocktail party at the Physics Faculty. She hung on the arm and every word of the handsome and urbane Dr.Axel Eration. Sophia had apparently gotten over Dewey long before he got over her. She looked radiant and the whole time they had been together, Dewey never felt as attracted to her as he did now. The magnetexism he felt for her was stronger than at any time during their courtship. Was it because forbidden fruit seems sweeter or that a fine diamond looks more sparkly in a gorgeous setting? In this case, that setting would be the arms of the rugged Dr. Axel. Was this a theory that Dewey wanted to hypothesize about or was he just fission to have a reason to have an Axel to grind?

Etymology: Magnet (a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts)& Ex (former spouse/love interest) & Ism (a belief)

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Exappeal

hooterbug

Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: ex/ap┬Ěpeal

Sentence: Marvin couldnt quite get over the fact that his old girlfriend Marla had such exappeal at the company Christmas party. He very much regretted that Marla had taken him up on his suggestion that she needed to get her "sexy back" by getting very large and noticeable breast implants.

Etymology: Combination of Ex and Sex-appeal (Physical attractiveness or personal qualities that arouse others sexually)

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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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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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