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

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:


Phillip Johnson's tattoo remorse about his non-functional glass house, antipodal in its modern design to the Victorian Connecticut neighborhood, was only ameliorated by the fact it is almost transparent in the day time, the light tint of the glass rendering the wetlands on the other side curiously glaucous. (by Kannan)


Dust had accumulated on the long late-afternoon shadows across the dull, scratched, wood floor, giving the boyhood home he remembered the glaucous look of obsolescence, which comforted him because he had grown antipodal to his familial past and, even though he once clung to those memories to ameliorate the loneliness of his youth, now all they evoked was a kind of Tattoo Remorse. (by aslam)


Having disposed of the unwanted guests, he once again swirled about the laboratory, glaucous smock still buttoned to the neck, his feelings to humanity as antipodal as the day those fools left his wife shrieking for morphine in the asylum, and still regarding his former pride in associations as a college man might suffer tattoo remorse before his wedding, for which only the removal of the offending objects could ameliorate his heightened sensibilities. (by Robert)


Tony's feelings about the dark green dragon on his left shoulder were antipodal, beginning with elation and ending with embarrasment, which he sought to ameliorate by having the artist lighten the color ("Make it more glaucous please"); alas, the artist misunderstood and gave the dragon glaucoma (indicated by thick eyeglasses), plunging Tony into an even deeper Tatoo Remorse. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Tuesday, September 29, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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