Verboticism: Dreadtuate

'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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Verbusality

Created by: Lyokia

Pronunciation: Ver-bu-salasity

Sentence: She used her favorite verbusality to get her kid to do her bidding.

Etymology: verbal-abuse

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Altrumatum

Created by: memexikon

Pronunciation: l tru may tum

Sentence: The liberals continue to deliver strong altrumatums to the White House.

Etymology: altrumism + ultimatum

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Threativational

microwavedboy

Created by: microwavedboy

Pronunciation: Threat-i-va-shun-al

Sentence: My mother and her endless threativational speeches kept my room, heart, and mind clean.

Etymology: I really can foresee threativational posters on people's cubicle walls in the future.

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Nagwhip

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: nag-whip

Sentence: Betty nagwhipped everyone in the office to do her bidding.

Etymology: nag + whipped

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Ameliorbait

Created by: darlingdiva

Pronunciation: a-mel-ior-bate

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Etymology: Taken from "ameliorate"--to make a situation better or more tolerable, and "bait"--to entice, especially by trickery or strategy.

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Portentuate

Created by: Fenners

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Please portentuate me!

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Unfithreat

librarian

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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Intiminag

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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Parenlietivate

Created by: TwoSheds

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Sentence: I often parenlietivate, it's good for my kids

Etymology: Parent+lie+motivate

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Lametheativation

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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