Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Meaning: The low levels of motivation when you know you have a very slim chance of achieving your goal.
Pronunciation: Puth-lee-way-shun.
Usage: "The boys need to shed their patlivation if we have to win the world cup," said the captain of Zimbabwe cricket team.
Root: Moti in hindi is fat. Thin in Hindi is patli. Replace the 'moti' in motivation with 'patli' you get patlivation.