Verboticism: Bossilating

'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: artr

Pronunciation: θretnentīs

Sentence: The boss is famous for his ability to threatentice his sales staff. "If you don't make time to get your paperwork done, I just might not have time to sign your commission checks" can be quite motivating.

Etymology: threaten (state one's intention to take hostile action against someone in retribution for something done or not done) + entice (attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage)

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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: Windyo

Pronunciation: Thre-tee-vate

Sentence: Dude, my mom totally threativated me to mow the lawn.

Etymology: Threat+Motivate

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: push sway shun

Sentence: Every Mother is guilty of using pushsuasion to try and inspire their children to do more. It's a bargaining tactic and right up there with those 2 magic words that inspire awe and compliance: "Or Else", especially at Christmas time.

Etymology: Push (to urge, goad into action;make one's self more successful) & Persuasion (inducement to act by argument or reasoning or entreaty)


also works around shove tuesday - galwaywegian, 2011-12-16: 04:20:00


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Created by: exmugger

Pronunciation: cor-ner-vate

Sentence: These people need to be cornervated or else they'll just waste their life away.

Etymology: corner someone + motivate

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Created by: mickey666


Sentence: He would not do what was necessary so I decided I needed to actorelse.


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Created by: Pythias

Pronunciation: bri ' - bex - tor - tion

Sentence: The compromise of virtue by threat or duress could be considered bribextortion.

Etymology: bribe + extortion

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Created by: Carlyumz

Pronunciation: Pet-fret

Sentence: When hiring a new employee i find it best to issue petthreats to break their spirits.

Etymology: Petty + threat

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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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Created by: polvicski




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