Verboticism: Portentuate

'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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Instigize

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ins - ti - jize

Sentence: Penny's motive in telling fibs and gently coercing her loved ones was to instigize them into action.

Etymology: instigate, energize

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Persult

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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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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Tovcandy

Created by: zagovorich

Pronunciation: tav'kendi

Sentence: To inspire and motivate people to do great things, by issuing petty threats.

Etymology: Do it to have candy

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Nastyvate

Created by: vishalrix

Pronunciation:

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

Etymology: nasty + motivate

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Dogooder

Created by: Abbers

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Manipulavation

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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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Instimidate

asfaltboy

Created by: asfaltboy

Pronunciation: een-stee-meed-ayte

Sentence: She instimidated me to clean the toilets or i'll go to hell.

Etymology: Install stimuli by intimidating.

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Hypoquenses

Created by: Chistinalove

Pronunciation: High - po - quin - sis

Sentence: In order to get my husband off the couch, I came up with some hypoqenses.

Etymology: Hypothetical Consequences

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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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