Verboticism: Bettamorphosis

'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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Exspell

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: ex/spell

Sentence: Wow! Pete thought, I know this ain't right but I can't help thinking she's got me under an exspell.

Etymology: Inspired by expel, to remove perhaps an idea or desire. From. Ex- see def. + Spell. a certain type of magic involving old ladies with pointy hats and noses with warts on who toil over large vats of a secret concoction.

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COMMENTS:

Bewitching! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-20: 05:35:00

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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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Dejablindside

MISSUNDERSTOOD

Created by: MISSUNDERSTOOD

Pronunciation: day'-zhe-blind-side

Sentence: When Pat sat down for the movie s/he choked on the Kool-Ade, whilst dejablindsided by Chris's new formidable beauty

Etymology: DEJA-VU (Fr. feeling of already seen + BLINDSIDE (blind-sid from an unseen or unexpected direction

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COMMENTS:

hyperborean The return of Angrogynous Pat and Chris! - hyperborean, 2012-10-22: 10:46:00

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Vexen

artr

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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Hubbadahubbadumped

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: hub-ah-dah-hub-ah-dumpt

Sentence: as she walked in the room, everyone, including her ex-boyfriend could tell she was hubbadahubbadumped

Etymology: hubbadahubbada, dumped

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COMMENTS:

MrDave2176 Very onomotapiea about the way one feels. - MrDave2176, 2007-09-18: 13:34:00

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Exfatuate

Created by: Pepper

Pronunciation:

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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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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Regrectacles

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: ree GREK tuh kuhls

Sentence: Harold thought his "ex" looked more beautiful than ever as he watched her through his rose colored regrectacles.

Etymology: (regret: a sense of longing for someone gone) + (spectacles: eyeglasses

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COMMENTS:

Clever! Drawing on the beer-goggles idea. :) - Rhyme79, 2012-10-19: 12:28:00

Hilarious idea! - Discoveria, 2012-10-19: 17:00:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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