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'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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Alteriorets

Created by: Pyrophyle

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Chagrinspire

Created by: Mirandala

Pronunciation: cha-grin'-spire

Sentence: We were chagrinspired to participate in the office potluck by Sheryl's admonition that non-participants would not receive year-end bonuses.

Etymology: chagrin + inspire

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Cajoltivate

Created by: IanArcher

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Intimispire

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Created by: librarygrrrl

Pronunciation: in-TIM-i-spire

Sentence: Before letting me go out for the night, Mom intimispired me about my messy room.

Etymology: intimidate + inspire

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Taskorize

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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Nagivate

Created by: llimllib

Pronunciation: `Nag-i-vate

Sentence: My wife tried to nagivate me into washing the dishes, but my game of Madden was much too important.

Etymology: Nag + Motivate -> Nagivate

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Ultimatricize

Created by: pdefenestrator

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Humilivate

Created by: danboaz

Pronunciation: HU-mil-i-VAT

Sentence: I have always found humilivation works best infront of the dressed downs peers.

Etymology: Humiliate + motivate

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COMMENTS:

- Hjason, 2006-12-19: 20:10:00

That's a good one Doctor. - Hjason, 2006-12-19: 20:10:00

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Crushstigate

Created by: omista

Pronunciation: crush-sti-GAYT

Sentence: To get the most out of his new hires John was known to crushtigate them during training. They always start out strong but turn over was horrendous.

Etymology: crush + instigate

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Bossilating

Created by: torgo

Pronunciation: boss-uh-lating

Sentence: quit bossilating! i'm not a kid anymore!

Etymology: hmmm

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