Verboticism: Hairipcajolist

'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: Morwen

Pronunciation: In-BIN-ee-date

Sentence: When I was naughty, Mom would Inbenedate me by telling me Dad would be home soon.

Etymology: 'bene' means good in latin. (seen in the word 'benefactor') 'bene' is placed in the middle of 'intimidate'

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Created by: Abbers




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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /in-'ti-m&-"nag/

Sentence: Aunt Petunia never figured out that her nephews just didn't enjoy brussel sprouts the way she did, and so her threats to not cook any came across more as intiminagging.

Etymology: from intimidate + nag

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Created by: squashy

Pronunciation: waren-curraj

Sentence: she warencouraged me that if i didnt tidy my room she wouldn't tell the easter bunny which kind of eggs i liked

Etymology: warn and encourage

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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: sufjan

Pronunciation: foe-ti-vait

Sentence: As a child, I always worked hard due to my my grandmother's fauxtivations about the tooth fairy making my teeth fall out.

Etymology: faux-fake (mo)tivate-to encourage

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Created by: TheGentleSherpa

Pronunciation: Mal-I-Vate

Sentence: Last sunday, the priest gave one of the most malivational sermons I'd ever heard.


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Created by: Dylanor

Pronunciation: Pehtayshun

Sentence: Stop with the petation already!


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Created by: wiccanfey

Pronunciation: Lame-threat-ta-vay-tion

Sentence: Molly always used the lametheativation that if Rudolph didn't eat his carrots his nose would turn black.

Etymology: Lame, threat, motivation

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Created by: xshadowswimmer08x

Pronunciation: threat-o-vation

Sentence: He used threatovation and said i would lose my iPod if i didn't do the work.

Etymology: threat/motivation

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