Verboticism: Altrumatum

'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: librarian

Pronunciation: un'-fi-threat

Sentence: If you don't cure cancer, I won't do the dishes!

Etymology: unifit + threat as in the threat does not fit the required result.

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Created by: DarthWader

Pronunciation: foh ers

Sentence: In exasperation, Nancy began to fauxerce her children, "If you don't start picking up those toys by the count of three, I'm selling your bodies to research. One... Two... Three... Harry! Get the Escalade!"

Etymology: faux (fake) + coerce (persuade by using force or threats)

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Created by: Pyrophyle




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Created by: kevinrio

Pronunciation: Child'lie

Sentence: I love childlying to them, they are so gullible!

Etymology: Lie to child for their own sake

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hōhōhōərs

Sentence: It was a sad day when Wendy figured that she could no longer hohohoerce her kids into behaving. All that talk about naughty or nice fell on deaf ears as her ”old-enough-to-know-better” darlings ran amuck at the mall.

Etymology: Ho Ho Ho (representing deep, exuberant laughter) + coerce (persuade an unwilling person to do something by using force or threats)

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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: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: task-or-ize

Sentence: Although Bob thought he had created a brilliant report, his boss called him to taskorize him to provide more details, or face yet another disappointing performance appraisal.

Etymology: task, terrorrize

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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: 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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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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