Verboticism: Retrotraction

'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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Losersexfabula

Created by: staggolee

Pronunciation: LOO-zerz-ex-FA-byoo-luh

Sentence: I saw John's ex-girlfriend, and she was losersexfabula!

Etymology: Modern American English metrosexual.

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Rosiespeculise

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: rozy-speck-you-lies

Sentence: Whenever John saw Jean, his ex-girlfriend, he would subconciously rosiepeculise and view her as a beauty, which he had failed to notice before.

Etymology: To see things through "rose-tinted" spectacles i.e. much better than they really are!

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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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Ruegret

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: roo + gret

Sentence: How I do rurgret the day I gave up the single finest woman I'll ever have, until I meet a new girl anyway.

Etymology: rue + regret

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Pangmorse

DaddyNewt

Created by: DaddyNewt

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Jimmy had the worst pangmorse of them all.

Etymology: pang +remorse

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Exgoggles

Created by: justinchau

Pronunciation: Ex-gog-gools

Sentence: After empirically proving the +10% in attraction perception due to presence of beer, scientists have also recently proven the presence of an Ex results in a +50% attraction phenomenon dubbed 'exgoggles'. Many a broken-up couple have reunited to each other's dismay due to a combination of both exgoggles and beer goggles. Scientists are now trying to prove the phenomenon of 'beerphones'.

Etymology: Ex+Beergoggles.

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Remotestewing

Created by: Scrumpy

Pronunciation: ri-moht-stoo-ng

Sentence: Jim was afflicted with a bad case of remotestewing when he witnessed his ex's picture on the dating site.

Etymology: A derivation of remote viewing. remote + stewing (as in desire)

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Magnetexism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mag net ex ism

Sentence: Dewey Wanter saw his ex Sophia for the first time after their messy break-up at a cocktail party at the Physics Faculty. She hung on the arm and every word of the handsome and urbane Dr.Axel Eration. Sophia had apparently gotten over Dewey long before he got over her. She looked radiant and the whole time they had been together, Dewey never felt as attracted to her as he did now. The magnetexism he felt for her was stronger than at any time during their courtship. Was it because forbidden fruit seems sweeter or that a fine diamond looks more sparkly in a gorgeous setting? In this case, that setting would be the arms of the rugged Dr. Axel. Was this a theory that Dewey wanted to hypothesize about or was he just fission to have a reason to have an Axel to grind?

Etymology: Magnet (a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts)& Ex (former spouse/love interest) & Ism (a belief)

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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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Retrofatuation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ret - roh - fat - yew - ay - shun

Sentence: Gilbert had a major case of retrofatuation when he saw Melissa for the first time after he called of their engagement, and he found that while he thought he had grown tired of her and bored with their relationship, he was suddenly taken aback by her beauty and presence.

Etymology: Blend of retro (go back) and infatuation.

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COMMENTS:

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-19: 15:59:00

I like it. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-20: 05:31:00

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