Verboticism: Humilivate

'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: ChrisCarrk

Pronunciation: moh-tih-thray-shun

Sentence: Her motithreation realy inspired the kids to eat thier peas!

Etymology: motivation+threat

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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


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


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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: oddnuance

Pronunciation: Per-sult

Sentence: You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, but persulting can work just as well.

Etymology: Persuade + Insult

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Created by: aly22

Pronunciation: man ni pu la vation man ni pu la vate

Sentence: In order to manipulavate the kids into washing up the dinner dishes, she told them Santa was watching.

Etymology: manipulate + motivation

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hoe hoe hoe tiv ay shun

Sentence: When motivation doesn't work, try hohohotivation, if that doesnt't work, it for packupandgotivation.

Etymology: Motivation, ho ho ho

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Created by: maxronez

Pronunciation: pet-tih-presh-urr

Sentence: I was pettipressured into climbing Mount Everest; I mean, otherwise, I wasn't going to get dessert!

Etymology: petty + pressure

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Created by: dmitry13



Etymology: appeal + lure

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Created by: Morwen

Pronunciation: In-BIN-ee-date

Sentence: When I was naughty, Mom would Inbenedate me by telling me Dad would be home soon.

Etymology: 'bene' means good in latin. (seen in the word 'benefactor') 'bene' is placed in the middle of 'intimidate'

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Created by: d3sire85

Pronunciation: Nahg

Sentence: My mom is always nagin at me to clean my room.



- d3sire85, 2006-12-19: 21:23:00


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