Verboticism: Retrofatuation

'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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Repalbind

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ri-PEL-bahynd

Sentence: Repalbind consists, at first, of repel; later on, hopefully, repal.

Etymology: Blend of REPEL: To repulse; resist; oppose; reject; RE: again, anew; PAL: buddy, brother, partner, chum, crony, sidekick, mate; BIND:To exert a binding or restraining influence; form a chemical bond with.

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COMMENTS:

interesting blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-19: 16:00:00

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Exuality

artr

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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Exvision

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ex-vizh-uhn

Sentence: Troy was clearly experiencing exvision when he realised that he was getting a crush on his ex-girlfriend's mother.

Etymology: ex + vision

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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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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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Priusamare

Created by: muchiny

Pronunciation: PRI-us-amare

Sentence: [n. He looks so down when she walks by holding hands with her boyfriend, he might have priusamare.] [v. I'm sooo priusamare over my ex righ now...]

Etymology: Prius - Before in Latin Amare - Love in Latin

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Liarola

badthing

Created by: badthing

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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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Exmagnetraited

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Ex-mag-ne-tray-ted

Sentence: Since dumping Clare for a younger model last year, Charles couldn't understand why he felt so exmagnetraited toward her everytime he saw her out with her new toyboy. In fact he was so drawn to her again that he was thinking of going under the knife in the vain hope of winning her back.

Etymology: Ex(Former spouse/partner) + magnet(a person or thing that has a powerful atttraction) + trait(a distinguishing characteristic) = Exmagnetraited

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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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