Verboticism: Pushsuasion

'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: ancientSept

Pronunciation: sub-spy-ur

Sentence: She supspired Johnny to do his homework.

Etymology: sub - meh. spire- took it off of inspire.

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Created by: josje




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Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: Mith-thret-en

Sentence: Since it was Xmas eve, I mythreatened the children into eating their peas.

Etymology: Myth - a fictitious story, person or thing Threaten - to promise dire consequences unless a certain course of action is taken

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Created by: Lyokia

Pronunciation: Ver-bu-salasity

Sentence: She used her favorite verbusality to get her kid to do her bidding.

Etymology: verbal-abuse

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Created by: Jasmine




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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: san ta bag

Sentence: Merry knew that the only way to persuade her son, Nicholas into cleaning up his room for Christmas was to santabag him. She told him things like that he'd get no new toys if Santa thought he had no room for them or a new teddy bear would refuse to live in such squalor. It worked and he cleaned up his room! Too bad she could not santabag the rest of the year.

Etymology: Santa (Christmas Jolly Old Elf) & Bag (an activity that you like or at which you are superior); Wordplay on Sandbag (compel by coercion, threats, or crude means;downplay one's ability (towards others) in a game in order to deceive)

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Created by: torgone

Pronunciation: Moe-ti-grate


Etymology: Motivate + grate

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Created by: mickey666


Sentence: He would not do what was necessary so I decided I needed to actorelse.


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Created by: MTwain

Pronunciation: Hyo - MIL- tiv- ate

Sentence: "You'll be sorry" is one way that our boss humiltivates us to grow...

Etymology: Humiliate + Motivate = Humiltivate

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Created by: exmugger

Pronunciation: cor-ner-vate

Sentence: These people need to be cornervated or else they'll just waste their life away.

Etymology: corner someone + motivate

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