Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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Amazing that even in the laissez-aller of the cat house, amongst all the other bodacious females, she still held clients agog at twice the price: “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” said one of her regulars, his apothegm putting the other girls in their place.

(by LexigraphicLove)
The Quandary for today, Friday, May 29, 2015, consists of:
  • laissez-aller
  • apothegm
  • bodacious
  • agog
Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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Definitions Of Today's Words:

Unrestrained freedom.
  1. A short, witty, instructive saying; an aphorism or maxim.

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for May 29, 2015 is:

bodacious • \boh-DAY-shuss\  • adjective
1 : outright, unmistakable 2 : remarkable, noteworthy 3 : sexy, voluptuous

The comedy writing team has created a sitcom pilot featuring two geeky guys and their bodacious female roommate.

"She’d get a big kick out of this moment. Being honored and commemorated by the postal service with her own stamp, for the big, bold, bodacious life she dared to live, in a way that dazzled and gave meaning to those of us who knew her and many who didn’t." — Oprah Winfrey, Winston-Salem (North Carolina) Journal, April 7, 2015

Did you know?
Some of our readers may know bodacious as a word that figured prominently in the lingo of the 1989 film Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Others may recall the term’s frequent use in the long-running "Snuffy Smith" comic strip. Neither the creators of the comic strip nor the movie can claim to have coined bodacious, which actually first appeared in print in 1832, but both likely contributed to its popularity. The exact origin of the word is uncertain, but it was most likely influenced by bold and audacious, and it may be linked to boldacious, a term from British dialect.

agog: highly excited by eagerness, curiosity, anticipation, etc.

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