Verboticism: Crurtle

'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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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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Exchantment

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: eks chant ment

Sentence: When Smedley ran into his ex-wife, Sharon, he barely recognized her. She was coiffed, slim, fashionable and apparently madly in love with her companion. After his initial jealousy, Smedley found himself falling under exchantment. Smedley, however, was no Prince of Darkness, so he was unable to even catch her eye...she was smitten by her new hubby,Ozzie.

Etymology: Ex (previous or former love) & Enchantment (a state of capturing interest as if by a spell)

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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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Gonetraction

mattbear

Created by: mattbear

Pronunciation: gohn-track-shun

Sentence: A week after Julie dumped Ian, he got a bad case of gonetraction and started begging for her back.

Etymology: gone + attraction

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COMMENTS:

Or how about "goneheria?" - readerwriter, 2008-08-19: 05:27:00

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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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Exboggam

Created by: leomar

Pronunciation: ex-bog-gam

Sentence: ex=x bog=ibog gam=tagam

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Desirrebound

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: des-IRE-re-bound

Sentence: When he saw how great Nicole looked after their divorce, Thom's desirrebound for her led him to find a pretty younger wife.

Etymology: Desire and Rebound. The extra 'r' is so it is pronounced correctly and not des -ur-RE-bound

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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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Moatthabef

Created by: grahaff

Pronunciation: mo-at-tha-bef

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Etymology: Mo - More At- Attractive tha- than Bef- Before

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Exdreamist

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: ex/dreem/ist

Sentence: When he saw his ex in another's embrace he became an exdreamist

Etymology: ex + dream + extremist

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