Class . . . here's the new word of the day:
Bonivate \Bone"i*vate\ v: To provide with an incentive by way of an additional payment to employees as a means of increasing output. [L. bonus, good and F. motif, LL. motivum, from motivus, moving]
One who is in search of a position in which he/she will be bonivated is a "bonivateur." A "bonavatist" is one who bonivates, typically a manager. In business, one's goal is to be a "bonivatee", the recipient of a bonus [or better yet, boni].
[Today's lesson in the Real World is brought to you by Chip and the number "3".]
Quote du jour:
"Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact."
-- Willa Cather (1875 - 1947) US novelist, short-story writer
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