Verboticism: Cajoltivate

'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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Pathretition

Created by: aruna

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Fed up of her boss's pathretitions, she resigned.

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Intimotivation

Created by: Bellman

Pronunciation: In-ti-moat-i-vay-shun

Sentence: "Well, I'd better go out amongst the ranks and spread some intimotivation."

Etymology: From 'intimidate' and 'motivation'.

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Mommyism

Created by: euclid

Pronunciation: ...

Sentence: She strode into the room with her mommyisms, and i proceeded to daydream.

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Threativational

microwavedboy

Created by: microwavedboy

Pronunciation: Threat-i-va-shun-al

Sentence: My mother and her endless threativational speeches kept my room, heart, and mind clean.

Etymology: I really can foresee threativational posters on people's cubicle walls in the future.

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Pushsuasion

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)

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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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Fibspire

Created by: BrakX

Pronunciation: fib-spi-er

Sentence: When we were kids our mom would fibspire us to clean our room by promising us she would kill the Easter Bunny

Etymology: to fib and inspire

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Wetnoodle

Created by: sodium

Pronunciation: wet-noodle

Sentence: Jane was reluctant at first, but I wetnoodled her into doing my will.

Etymology: From the phrase "10 lashes with a wet noodle."

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Sacrotort

Created by: camel

Pronunciation: Sack-row-tort

Sentence: We'd sacrotort the poor fellow into cleaning our leather jackets after nights of Crisco twister with the scare of using him as our leather underpants.

Etymology: Sacro (holy), extortion

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COMMENTS:

clever! - jrogan, 2006-12-19: 02:34:00

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