Verboticism: Lametheativation

'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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Frightenspire

Created by: gabngar

Pronunciation: Fri-ten-spi-re

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Etymology: Frighten (scare)+ inspire

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Verbusality

Created by: Lyokia

Pronunciation: Ver-bu-salasity

Sentence: She used her favorite verbusality to get her kid to do her bidding.

Etymology: verbal-abuse

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Walkthelinedance

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: wok/thu/lyne/dans

Sentence: If the kids didn't behave Mom would walkthelinedance and subject them to Country and Western Music

Etymology: walk the line + linedance

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Punishectomy

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.

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COMMENTS:

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

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Ultimatricize

Created by: pdefenestrator

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Humilivate

Created by: danboaz

Pronunciation: HU-mil-i-VAT

Sentence: I have always found humilivation works best infront of the dressed downs peers.

Etymology: Humiliate + motivate

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COMMENTS:

- Hjason, 2006-12-19: 20:10:00

That's a good one Doctor. - Hjason, 2006-12-19: 20:10:00

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Threatencourage

Created by: mmf11

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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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Scarivate

Created by: sophie

Pronunciation: SKAIR-eeh-vate

Sentence: "I'm going to scarivate him into getting the project in on time"

Etymology: Scarily = to do something in a frightening or alarming manner + Motivate = To incite or impel

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Carrotsticking

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: carot/stick/ing

Sentence: Management had to agree that the carrotsticking strategy to enhance quarterly sales worked infinitely better than the more traditional burning at the stake.

Etymology: carrot and stick - a metaphor for positive and negative rewards associated with good behavior

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COMMENTS:

Hey QuippingQueen! Good one! Who wants to get hit with a carrot! - wordmeister, 2006-12-19: 11:18:00

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