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

Today's attempts to resolve the Quandary (login or register to compose yours):

No attempts yet.

The Quandary for today, Saturday, September 20, 2014, consists of:
  • lief
  • anthelmintic
  • carouse
  • galoot
Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

Since September 2009, word lovers have offered 5385 sentences — each one a surprise — to QQ's unique and growing library. Explore earlier Quandaries through our word list or the calendar below. View yesterday's QQ resolutions or pick a day at random.

Definitions Of Today's Words:

adverb: Willingly; gladly; readily. adjective: 1. Dear, beloved. 2. Willing.
  1. A drug for the treatment of intestinal worm infestation.

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for September 20, 2014 is:

carouse • \kuh-ROWZ ("OW" as in "cow")\  • verb
1 : to drink liquor freely or excessively 2 : to take part in a drunken revel : engage in dissolute behavior

The sailor spent all of shore leave carousing with his mates.

"Separatist fighters have taken to carousing drunkenly at night and wearing civilian clothes." — Andrew E. Kramer, The New York Times, August 20, 2014

Did you know?
Sixteenth-century English revelers toasting each other’s health sometimes drank a brimming mug of spirits straight to the bottom—drinking "all-out," they called it. German tipplers did the same and used the German expression for "all out"—gar aus. The French adopted the German term as carous, using the adverb in their expression boire carous ("to drink all out"), and that phrase, with its idiomatic sense of "to empty the cup," led to carrousse, a French noun meaning "a large draft of liquor." And that’s where English speakers picked up carouse in the mid-1500s, first as a noun (which later took on the sense of a general "drinking bout"), and then as a verb meaning "to drink freely."

galoot: an awkward, eccentric, or foolish person.

Quadrivial Quandary (QQ) is owned and operated by Rudi Seitz.
Sentences submitted to QQ are the property of their authors. See our page on Copyright Information for details.
Dictionary definitions are the property of their respective sources, presented here via public RSS feeds or otherwise with permission.
All other material is copyright 2013 by Rudi Seitz, all rights reserved.
Use of this site is governed by our terms of service.
Contact: rudi at quadrivialquandary dot com.