Verboticism: Meganag

'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: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: me-ga-nag

Sentence: She had to meganag before Charles put pen to paper.

Etymology: From "nag" meaning to pester, with mega describing the results thereof.

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Created by: Carlyumz

Pronunciation: Pet-fret

Sentence: When hiring a new employee i find it best to issue petthreats to break their spirits.

Etymology: Petty + threat

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Created by: zagovorich

Pronunciation: tav'kendi

Sentence: To inspire and motivate people to do great things, by issuing petty threats.

Etymology: Do it to have candy

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Created by: angeldee

Pronunciation: in-tim-o-vayt

Sentence: My wife regularly employs intimovation. When I balk at going to Church on Sunday morning, she reminds me of what I won't be getting next Saturday night!

Etymology: Combination of intimidation and motivation.


This is a great idea--it's clear what root words the word comes from, and thus, it's easy to figure out the meaning. It's not random sounding, though. - Morwen, 2006-12-19: 05:38:00

I agree with Morwen, even if it doesn't quite convey the "bad threats" part of the definition. Still a great word, though. Gets my vote! - DarthWader, 2006-12-19: 08:12:00


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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: lucyof2009

Pronunciation: moe-ti-frate

Sentence: Billy's mom tried to motifrait him by telling him that he would become a hobo if he didn't finish his homework.

Etymology: motivate and afraid -- to motivate someone by making them afraid

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Created by: dragonprincess

Pronunciation: pet-i-fur

Sentence: Santa won't come unless you clean your room!

Etymology: 'petti' comes from the english word petty. The 'fur' part of the verd makes it a comand

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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: johnnyrockett

Pronunciation: Urg-timidation

Sentence: She cleaned her room immediatly once she was urgtimidated with no dinner.

Etymology: Urge - To assert with ernest. Timidation - as in Intimidation - To coerce or inhibit by or as if by threats.

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Created by: nicanica

Pronunciation: threaTEASE

Sentence: I threateased my husband into taking out the garbage by telling him dinner would wait until he had done so.


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