Verboticism: Comoderate

'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: cannibalgymnastics


Sentence: "I haven't the money to spare to give to the 'Retired Pro-Wrestlers Charity', but they threatened to break my legs unless I contributed. Its hextortion I tells ya!"


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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: wordmeister

Pronunciation: pet-tee-wet

Sentence: Andrea knew her team would never meet the deadline unless they worked all night, so she pettiwet them with death. It worked.

Etymology: petit or petty + threat but wet

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Created by: Madmadchen


Sentence: "When bribes didn't work, she inversivated him with taking away his Wii."

Etymology: inverse + motivation

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Created by: polvicski




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Created by: bungle

Pronunciation: in-tim-i-make

Sentence: I'll intimimake him into giving to charity by threatening to kill his dog

Etymology: intimidate + make

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Created by: johnnyrockett

Pronunciation: Urg-timidation

Sentence: She cleaned her room immediatly once she was urgtimidated with no dinner.

Etymology: Urge - To assert with ernest. Timidation - as in Intimidation - To coerce or inhibit by or as if by threats.

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Created by: phanson

Pronunciation: add - monn - adge

Sentence: My mother used to admonage me to clean my room, by threatening to cut of my limbs if I did not

Etymology: Encouragement, Admonish

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Created by: Flixst

Pronunciation: θre'sǝit

Sentence: I can't find any motivation if there's not someone threaciting me.

Etymology: threat + incite

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Created by: skelk

Pronunciation: Con-Sw-ayde



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