Verboticism: Cornervate

'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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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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Comoderate

Created by: jimmj43

Pronunciation: co-MOD-er-rate

Sentence: Internet bulleting board posters frequently get coMODerated for unacceptable behavior.

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Inspult

Created by: voxexmachina

Pronunciation:

Sentence: His writing skills improved after I inspulted them.

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Darkmutter

Created by: msokoloffster

Pronunciation: Dark - Mut - er

Sentence: My boss does darkmutter when he sees me slacking off.

Etymology: Unknown...

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Goadivate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gōdəvāt

Sentence: Sarah was always told that it is better to get people going with a carrot rather than a stick. Her take on this is to goadivate her workers by occasionally slapping them upside the head with the carrot.

Etymology: goad (a thing that stimulates someone into action) + motivate, stimulate someone*s interest in or enthusiasm for doing something)

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COMMENTS:

Goad word! - Nosila, 2009-12-23: 08:16:00

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Coerce

Created by: seraphrevan

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Boogeymanagement

jeremiahbritt

Created by: jeremiahbritt

Pronunciation: boo-gee-mahn-ahdg-mehnt

Sentence: Steven's boogeymanagement techniques were affective's, as I was certain he couldn't take away my birthday.

Etymology: boogeyman + management

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Hypoquenses

Created by: Chistinalove

Pronunciation: High - po - quin - sis

Sentence: In order to get my husband off the couch, I came up with some hypoqenses.

Etymology: Hypothetical Consequences

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Fibspire

Created by: BrakX

Pronunciation: fib-spi-er

Sentence: When we were kids our mom would fibspire us to clean our room by promising us she would kill the Easter Bunny

Etymology: to fib and inspire

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Dreadtuate

Created by: attis

Pronunciation: Like it sounds

Sentence: Karen really new how to dreadtuate some activity out of Bob.

Etymology: Dread + actuate

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