Verboticism: Mogrivate

'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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Petithreaten

Created by: Wembler

Pronunciation: peh-tee-threaten

Sentence: Mother liked to petithreaten us to clean our rooms.

Etymology: Petite/Threaten

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Fauxtivate

Created by: sufjan

Pronunciation: foe-ti-vait

Sentence: As a child, I always worked hard due to my my grandmother's fauxtivations about the tooth fairy making my teeth fall out.

Etymology: faux-fake (mo)tivate-to encourage

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Philanthreaty

Carla

Created by: Carla

Pronunciation: fill-anth-reh-tee

Sentence: Later, when he questioned his mother about her use of water boarding to encourage the children to revise for their exams, she steadfastly claimed it was philanthreaty, for their own good.

Etymology: philanthropy + threat

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Molaspasm

Created by: Taami

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Sentence: c'mon clean up your room, you don't want a molaspasm do you.

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Threatinspire

Created by: dkrider

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Sentence: My boss tried to threatinspire me to work harder by revoking my bathroom privileges.

Etymology: threaten + inspire

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COMMENTS:

good sentence! - jrogan, 2006-12-19: 01:13:00

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Pinkmail

Created by: riflesandkids74

Pronunciation: pink-mayl

Sentence: My mother would often try to pinkmail me into cleaning my room. As I grew older i realized how empty her threats were and would often defy her.

Etymology: based on blackmail. pink replaces black as it is traditionally an unthreatening color.

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Threatentice

artr

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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Cajoltivate

Created by: IanArcher

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Actorelse

Created by: mickey666

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

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Nastyvate

Created by: vishalrix

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

Etymology: nasty + motivate

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