Verboticism: Obsexive

'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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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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Exuality

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ekshoōalitē

Sentence: Now that they are separated Mark finds that Lisa exudes exuality. To make matters worse, she was promoted and is now Mark’s boss.

Etymology: ex (a former husband, wife, or partner in a relationship) + sexuality (capacity for sexual feelings)

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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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Exmorphosis

Created by: cpjax

Pronunciation:

Sentence: after she screwed him over big time she made a exmorphosis to attract new guys

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Obsexive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ob/sex/ive

Sentence: Jimmy 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. 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: obsessive + ex

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Woegoggles

Created by: Filthy

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Oculex

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Oc-u-lex

Sentence: Henry VIII looked down upon Kathryn's body and for a brief moment felt oculexative now that she had gone.

Etymology: Ocular - Of or relating to the eye. Ex- previous or former. -ative Of, relating to, or associated with.

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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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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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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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