Verboticism: Pathretition

'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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Walkthelinedance

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: wok/thu/lyne/dans

Sentence: If the kids didn't behave Mom would walkthelinedance and subject them to Country and Western Music

Etymology: walk the line + linedance

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Fixaturate

Created by: nikdudnik

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Etymology: fix+saturate

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Petation

Created by: Dylanor

Pronunciation: Pehtayshun

Sentence: Stop with the petation already!

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Threatspiration

fmgene

Created by: fmgene

Pronunciation: threat -spir- ation

Sentence: I've been threatspired into volunteering at the local shelter

Etymology: threat + inspiration

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Mothertalk

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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Ameliorbait

Created by: darlingdiva

Pronunciation: a-mel-ior-bate

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Etymology: Taken from "ameliorate"--to make a situation better or more tolerable, and "bait"--to entice, especially by trickery or strategy.

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Hohohotivation

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hoe hoe hoe tiv ay shun

Sentence: When motivation doesn't work, try hohohotivation, if that doesnt't work, it for packupandgotivation.

Etymology: Motivation, ho ho ho

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Threativate

Created by: wniffene

Pronunciation: Thre-tee-vate

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

Etymology: Threat+Motivate

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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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Lametheativation

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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