Verboticism: Follygraphed

'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: Carla

Pronunciation: fill-anth-reh-tee

Sentence: Later, when he questioned his mother about her use of water boarding to encourage the children to revise for their exams, she steadfastly claimed it was philanthreaty, for their own good.

Etymology: philanthropy + threat

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Created by: Windyo

Pronunciation: Thre-tee-vate

Sentence: Dude, my mom totally threativated me to mow the lawn.

Etymology: Threat+Motivate

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Created by: verbinator

Pronunciation: de-pri-may-tuhm

Sentence: John avoided yard work until his wife uttered a sexual deprimatum.

Etymology: deprive + ultimatum

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Created by: Pythias

Pronunciation: bri ' - bex - tor - tion

Sentence: The compromise of virtue by threat or duress could be considered bribextortion.

Etymology: bribe + extortion

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Created by: Taami


Sentence: c'mon clean up your room, you don't want a molaspasm do you.


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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: aruna


Sentence: Fed up of her boss's pathretitions, she resigned.


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: θretnentīs

Sentence: The boss is famous for his ability to threatentice his sales staff. "If you don't make time to get your paperwork done, I just might not have time to sign your commission checks" can be quite motivating.

Etymology: threaten (state one's intention to take hostile action against someone in retribution for something done or not done) + entice (attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage)

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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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Created by: Bellman

Pronunciation: In-ti-moat-i-vay-shun

Sentence: "Well, I'd better go out amongst the ranks and spread some intimotivation."

Etymology: From 'intimidate' and 'motivation'.

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