Verboticism: Enthreaten

'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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Enthreaten

Created by: theantiipod

Pronunciation: In-Threaten

Sentence: My mom enthreatened me to study hard for my SATs and not slack off.

Etymology: Encourage + Threaten

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