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

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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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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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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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Retrotraction

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: RET-ro-trak-shun

Sentence: It had been several months since Freddie had called off his and Lucy's engagement and when he saw her at the party with her new fiance he was taken aback at how gorgeous she was and he suffered a major wave of retrotraction and felt much regret for having dumped her earlier

Etymology: Blend of 'retro' (go back) and 'attraction' (n. the act, process, or power of attracting)

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Badmiration

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: bad-meer-A-shun

Sentence: Todd knew going to his ex-sister-in-law's funeral was the right thing to do, and was already feeling proud of himself--even smug--for being a stand-up guy. That just made him all the more surprised (and ashamed) by the wave of badmiration that came over him when he saw his ex-wife process in, followed by her mother, who seemed to be hotter in grief than he could ever recall her being before. He slinked out of the service before the end.

Etymology: Bad, as in "not good" combined with admiration--the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising.

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funny twist - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-19: 15:59:00

I likey. - lumina, 2008-08-19: 17:16:00

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Woegoggles

Created by: Filthy

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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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Exspell

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: ex/spell

Sentence: Wow! Pete thought, I know this ain't right but I can't help thinking she's got me under an exspell.

Etymology: Inspired by expel, to remove perhaps an idea or desire. From. Ex- see def. + Spell. a certain type of magic involving old ladies with pointy hats and noses with warts on who toil over large vats of a secret concoction.

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Bewitching! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-20: 05:35:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-09-18: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Scrumpy. Thank you Scrumpy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-26: 00:16:00
Today's definition was suggested by Scrumpy. Thank you Scrumpy. ~ James

jermainechambers44 - 2010-01-26: 16:02:00
Exregret