Verboticism: Enviex

'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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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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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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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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Exappeal

hooterbug

Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: ex/ap·peal

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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Crurtle

Created by: Sievehead

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sexaspiration

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: sex/as/pur/a/shun

Sentence: According to the grass is even greener theory, sexaspiration occurs when the thought of someone else being interested in your ex rekindles your desire.

Etymology: sex + ex + aspiration (desire) (not to be confused with exasperation, which you may be feeling right now if you’re reading this)

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COMMENTS:

There's also sexpiration...when you'll just die if you can't have them back! - Nosila, 2008-08-19: 18:02:00

Clever construction. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-20: 05:42:00

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Obsexive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ob/sex/ive

Sentence: Joe 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 for only one reason. 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: OBSEXIVE -noun - from OBSESSIVE (to think about something unceasingly, or persistently) + EX (a former boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse)

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