Verboticism: Threatinspire

'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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Threatinspire

Created by: dkrider

Pronunciation:

Sentence: My boss tried to threatinspire me to work harder by revoking my bathroom privileges.

Etymology: threaten + inspire

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COMMENTS:

good sentence! - jrogan, 2006-12-19: 01:13:00

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Childlie

Created by: kevinrio

Pronunciation: Child'lie

Sentence: I love childlying to them, they are so gullible!

Etymology: Lie to child for their own sake

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Intimispire

librarygrrrl

Created by: librarygrrrl

Pronunciation: in-TIM-i-spire

Sentence: Before letting me go out for the night, Mom intimispired me about my messy room.

Etymology: intimidate + inspire

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Follygraphed

Created by: janedoe

Pronunciation: Fol-ee-graft

Sentence: I follygraphed when I convinced my co-worker that if he xeroxed a huge stack of papers, he'd get promoted to CEO.

Etymology: Folly + polygraph

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Consuade

Created by: skelk

Pronunciation: Con-Sw-ayde

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Enthreaten

Created by: theantiipod

Pronunciation: In-Threaten

Sentence: My mom enthreatened me to study hard for my SATs and not slack off.

Etymology: Encourage + Threaten

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Aggromotivation

Created by: symemac

Pronunciation: a grow motivation

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Petation

Created by: Dylanor

Pronunciation: Pehtayshun

Sentence: Stop with the petation already!

Etymology:

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Parenlietivate

Created by: TwoSheds

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I often parenlietivate, it's good for my kids

Etymology: Parent+lie+motivate

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Mothreavational

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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