Verboticism: Goadivate

'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: ubgrud

Pronunciation: wyte-male

Sentence: She whitemailed me into going to the store.

Etymology: white - opposite of black mail - as in "black mail"

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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: Fenners


Sentence: Please portentuate me!


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Created by: vishalrix


Sentence: If motivation did'nt work, Jim used his fallback option, nastivation, to drive home the point.

Etymology: nasty + motivate

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Created by: mickey666


Sentence: He would not do what was necessary so I decided I needed to actorelse.


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: neg/i/vate

Sentence: With the use of browbeating , a loud voice and threats, my boss can negivate any employee.

Etymology: negative + motivate

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sin vig orayt

Sentence: The message in Brother James' sermon was meant to sinvigorate his congregation. He told them that as long as they were spending so much of their earnings on Christmas presents and parties, they should donate the same amount to his Church of the Everlasting Redemption. He also told them that having money leftover from their Christmas spending could provide temptation to spend unwisely and lead them to sin, so they could save themselves by donating more to his good works. His parishoners blindly gave to his church in order to receive salvation, but wondered how the good Brother James could afford to drive a Cadillac and fly so often to crusades in Hawaii, Monaco and Las Vegas. The Lord does work in mysterious ways indeed.

Etymology: Sin (commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law;commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake) & Invigorate (impart vigor, strength, or vitality to;give life or energy to; to heighten or intensify)

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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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