Verboticism: Exaspiration

'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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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: Exaspiration

Scrumpy - 2007-09-18: 08:31:00
I formerly aspired to be as good at Verbotomy as you. But I have since de-spired knowing it's hopeless! Good word!

Jabberwocky - 2007-09-18: 12:33:00
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

readerwriter - 2008-08-19: 08:01:00
Oh, dear Jabberwocky...Lose your steam, but don't lose your faith! We new ones need your newrichment.