Verboticism: Threativate

'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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Crapavate

Created by: Guthlaf1

Pronunciation: CRAP-a-vayt

Sentence: And then she starts her crapavational spiel about why I should clean my room....

Etymology: crap - faecal matter; nonsense "vate" - from "motivate"

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Alteriorets

Created by: Pyrophyle

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Cornervate

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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Mothertalk

Created by: Adamson

Pronunciation: mo-der-talk

Sentence: She mothertalk me into it for good.

Etymology: To summon for the best.

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Amenaze

Created by: polarpanda

Pronunciation: ah-meh-naze

Sentence: I'd like to thank The Academy, of course, but also my mother; without her amenazing I never could have completed the screenplay for "I Cleaned My Desk, but Santa Never Came."

Etymology: From Spanish amenazar "to threaten" and English amaze.

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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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Cajoltivate

Created by: IanArcher

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Altrumatum

Created by: memexikon

Pronunciation: l tru may tum

Sentence: The liberals continue to deliver strong altrumatums to the White House.

Etymology: altrumism + ultimatum

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Frightenspire

Created by: gabngar

Pronunciation: Fri-ten-spi-re

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Etymology: Frighten (scare)+ inspire

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Instigize

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ins - ti - jize

Sentence: Penny's motive in telling fibs and gently coercing her loved ones was to instigize them into action.

Etymology: instigate, energize

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