Verboticism: Sinvigorate

'Santa won't come unless you clean up your desk!'

DEFINITION: v. To inspire and motivate people to do great things, by issuing petty threats. n. A kind and gentle threat.

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Created by: costellogreg

Pronunciation: in-SPY-ro-rize

Sentence: "My mom wanted me to be valedictorian, so she inspirrorized me, saying she'd stop loving me if I ever got a 'B.'"

Etymology: Inspire + Terrorize

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hoe hoe hoe tiv ay shun

Sentence: When motivation doesn't work, try hohohotivation, if that doesnt't work, it for packupandgotivation.

Etymology: Motivation, ho ho ho

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Created by: whimsy

Pronunciation: moh-tuh-bi-reyt

Sentence: She had to resort to sordid motiberating when he stopped taking baths.

Etymology: motivate + berate

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: neg/i/vate

Sentence: With the use of browbeating , a loud voice and threats, my boss can negivate any employee.

Etymology: negative + motivate

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /in-'ti-m&-"nag/

Sentence: Aunt Petunia never figured out that her nephews just didn't enjoy brussel sprouts the way she did, and so her threats to not cook any came across more as intiminagging.

Etymology: from intimidate + nag

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Created by: missparaguay1991

Pronunciation: as in mothrea - vational

Sentence: No sex for one week? that's very mothreavational!

Etymology: mothreavational /mo/ prefix + /threa/ from E. threat meaning warining on something imminent + /vational/ sufix

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hōhōhōərs

Sentence: It was a sad day when Wendy figured that she could no longer hohohoerce her kids into behaving. All that talk about naughty or nice fell on deaf ears as her ”old-enough-to-know-better” darlings ran amuck at the mall.

Etymology: Ho Ho Ho (representing deep, exuberant laughter) + coerce (persuade an unwilling person to do something by using force or threats)

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Created by: Wriiight

Pronunciation: Just like pressure, but said sarcastically.


Etymology: Pressure, and "Suuuuuure"--A sarcastastic reply of 'sure' you might say when you don't believe a word they say.

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Created by: Javeson1

Pronunciation: re-ver-sigh-KOT-oh-me

Sentence: Mothers are naturally the best at reversychotomy, as everyone knows.

Etymology: like reverse psychology, but inspiration-wise rather than psych-wise.

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