Verboticism: Alteriorets

'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: msokoloffster

Pronunciation: Dark - Mut - er

Sentence: My boss does darkmutter when he sees me slacking off.

Etymology: Unknown...

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Created by: verbinator

Pronunciation: de-pri-may-tuhm

Sentence: John avoided yard work until his wife uttered a sexual deprimatum.

Etymology: deprive + ultimatum

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Created by: xshadowswimmer08x

Pronunciation: threat-o-vation

Sentence: He used threatovation and said i would lose my iPod if i didn't do the work.

Etymology: threat/motivation

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Created by: Adamson

Pronunciation: mo-der-talk

Sentence: She mothertalk me into it for good.

Etymology: To summon for the best.

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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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Created by: degsy99


Sentence: She insprited cleanliness throughout the office with her cajoling and minor threats.

Etymology: Combination of inspire, incite and threat.

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Created by: Pyrophyle




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Created by: MarilynMonRobot

Pronunciation: Pra-Sta-Size

Sentence: While trying to get my husband to donate to "Toys for Tots" I had to prostasize his idea of laying on the couch by telling him "I might not be able to get you your new paintball gun after all..."

Etymology: Prostate - Male Body Part + Size - To cease/rip off

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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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Created by: angeldee

Pronunciation: in-tim-o-vayt

Sentence: My wife regularly employs intimovation. When I balk at going to Church on Sunday morning, she reminds me of what I won't be getting next Saturday night!

Etymology: Combination of intimidation and motivation.


This is a great idea--it's clear what root words the word comes from, and thus, it's easy to figure out the meaning. It's not random sounding, though. - Morwen, 2006-12-19: 05:38:00

I agree with Morwen, even if it doesn't quite convey the "bad threats" part of the definition. Still a great word, though. Gets my vote! - DarthWader, 2006-12-19: 08:12:00


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