Verboticism: Bribextortion

'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: jeremiahbritt

Pronunciation: boo-gee-mahn-ahdg-mehnt

Sentence: Steven's boogeymanagement techniques were affective's, as I was certain he couldn't take away my birthday.

Etymology: boogeyman + management

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Created by: fmgene

Pronunciation: threat -spir- ation

Sentence: I've been threatspired into volunteering at the local shelter

Etymology: threat + inspiration

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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: omista

Pronunciation: crush-sti-GAYT

Sentence: To get the most out of his new hires John was known to crushtigate them during training. They always start out strong but turn over was horrendous.

Etymology: crush + instigate

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Created by: stormee

Pronunciation: Pun-ish-ek-toe-me

Sentence: Punishectomy was used, when the child brought home poor grades.

Etymology: To threaten removal of anything of enjoyment.


Good word and a bit scary sounding!!! - wordmeister, 2006-12-20: 09:57:00


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Created by: hobnob

Pronunciation: good'bitch

Sentence: She's such a goodbitch.

Etymology: Good + bitch

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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: kynd-dair

Sentence: She kindared her staff into thinking they would not be receiving their annual Christmas bonus unless they did something out of the ordinary. So, the creepy guy in the corner finally washed his hair, the office tart wore flat shoes for once and the heavy set girl stopped eating everything in sight.

Etymology: kind (gentle, docile, with love) + dare (threat, challenge, provoke)

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Created by: chris

Pronunciation: benni-fret

Sentence: My great-aunt Sybil could benefreat like no-one else - especially where the terms of her will and her considerable fortune were concerned

Etymology: benefit + threat

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Created by: allwise

Pronunciation: threat-a-nice

Sentence: Gary wouldn't do the dishes, so Molly had to threatanize him with abstinence.

Etymology: threaten + galvanize

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