Verboticism: Amenaze

'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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Motifrait

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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Naggathrut

Created by: polvicski

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Whipspirate

Created by: Coolfool

Pronunciation: Whip + spirate as in inspirate.

Sentence: I could see that work wasn't progressing according to schedule, and a little whipspiration was in order.

Etymology: Whip: Common petty threat "I'll whip ya boy". And inspiration, to inspire to action. Doesn't really work as well as the real thing.

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Warencourage

Created by: squashy

Pronunciation: waren-curraj

Sentence: she warencouraged me that if i didnt tidy my room she wouldn't tell the easter bunny which kind of eggs i liked

Etymology: warn and encourage

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Waronterrorlingus

Created by: Madamemojo

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Etymology: war+on+terror+lingus

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Xenonym

Created by: Xenonym

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Pettifer

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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Parentology

Created by: Nairock

Pronunciation: pair-ren-TALL-oh-gee

Sentence: Her children always do what she says due to her mastery of parentologistic threats.

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Scarivate

Created by: sophie

Pronunciation: SKAIR-eeh-vate

Sentence: "I'm going to scarivate him into getting the project in on time"

Etymology: Scarily = to do something in a frightening or alarming manner + Motivate = To incite or impel

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Motiberate

whimsy

Created by: whimsy

Pronunciation: moh-tuh-bi-reyt

Sentence: She had to resort to sordid motiberating when he stopped taking baths.

Etymology: motivate + berate

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