Verboticism: Persult

'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: 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: kmccardle

Pronunciation: Coh-ur-siv-ate

Sentence: To coercivate her son, Mary told him that God would kill a kitten every time he touched himself.

Etymology: Coerce(to compel by force) + ivate(from motivate)

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Created by: wniffene

Pronunciation: Thre-tee-vate

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

Etymology: Threat+Motivate

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Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: Mith-thret-en

Sentence: Since it was Xmas eve, I mythreatened the children into eating their peas.

Etymology: Myth - a fictitious story, person or thing Threaten - to promise dire consequences unless a certain course of action is taken

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Created by: mdschermer

Pronunciation: Bit-ter-pill-ing

Sentence: I know I should wash my hand before diner, but my mom's bitterpilling about "to bed with no desert" is really unfair.

Etymology: "To swallow bitter pill"; having to do something unpleasant for one's own good.


good one! - wordmeister, 2006-12-19: 09:37:00


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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: torn-ta-lies

Sentence: the only way to get the job done in time was to tauntalize the team in to action

Etymology: taunt, tantalise

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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: fmgene

Pronunciation: threat -spir- ation

Sentence: I've been threatspired into volunteering at the local shelter

Etymology: threat + inspiration

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Created by: krisynxkhaos

Pronunciation: in-ver-di-cate.

Sentence: I'm not afraid to inverdicate students.

Etymology: invigorate + verdict + ate.

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Created by: temp4511




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