Verboticism: Bribextortion

'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: Pythias

Pronunciation: bri ' - bex - tor - tion

Sentence: The compromise of virtue by threat or duress could be considered bribextortion.

Etymology: bribe + extortion

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