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:


The speeches at the do-gooder fund raiser were all the earnest pabulum that one might expect, which made the gaucherie of his off-color, tell-it-like-it-is remarks not just refreshing, it was as if his verbal legerdemain had unzipped my pants and made my imagination throb, so it made perfect sense that he would extinguish my fantasy by giving me the book off as soon as he saw me looking at him. (by aslam)


On the crowded #1 train, I performed an ultimately fruitless act of legerdemain just to get a seat next to a certain stunning passenger, who promptly gave me "The Book Off," wielding a trashy romance novel, which I (no longer avoiding guacherie) told him was pabulum. (by Rudi)


When the cute stranger in the subway was repelled by my legerdemain in pulling the book off, I realized a whimword would have helped avoid the guilt of gaucherie by providing pabulum for a sustained conversation. (by Kannan)
The Quandary for Wednesday, September 30, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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