Verboticism: Amenaze

'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: polarpanda

Pronunciation: ah-meh-naze

Sentence: I'd like to thank The Academy, of course, but also my mother; without her amenazing I never could have completed the screenplay for "I Cleaned My Desk, but Santa Never Came."

Etymology: From Spanish amenazar "to threaten" and English amaze.

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