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 high-end escort was avuncular in her approach to finding a suitable restaurant for me, objectively attractive like my wife, had the esurient devouring style of my children, and screamed 'Ecru! I am going to paint my ceiling ecru' like my blonde sister-in-law. (by Kannan)


Mr. Briggs, that man in the ecru jacket, seems to take a kindly interest in the activities of younger collectors, but you should avoid him; he is actually more esurient than avuncular, often manipulating dealers behind the scenes to guarantee an item will come to him, while publicly pretending to find it only "objectively attractive." (by Roch and Eli)


Surely you don't think I'm still interested in my ex just because I called him to fix the toilet; he may be objectively attractive, but he's just an avuncular old plumber with an esurient passion for collecting ecru sweaters. (by Eli and Roch)


Inside "Esurient For Ecru" (a natural silk boutique) I lost my avuncular facade: I was looking for a scarf for my wife, but I spotted proprietress Sheila (you can't say she's not objectively attractive!) and now I'm esurient for Sheila. (by Rudi)


"Cute!" I was saying to Harriet about a hottie across the room, when she exploded with "esurient klutz!" at the guy down the bar (not even objectively attractive), who had reached past us for more wings and dropped one on Harriet's ecru pants -- but luckily the bartender (avuncular -- that's code for nice but too old) came to the rescue with spot remover. (by Beth)


Hiding his romantic esurience behind a bland, ecru wardrobe and an avuncular (if slightly patronizing) habit of filling conversations with advice, Dr. Smith was quite smitten by the radiologist down the hall, the one the interns had teased him about, proposing to advise him for a change, but winning no more than his reluctant acknowledgment that yes, she could be considered "objectively attractive." (by Rudi)


Though his wardrobe was starved for color, and though he felt the pangs of its hunger as his own, Lester was too committed to his avuncular image to reveal his true esurience, and when his nephews presented him with another ecru shirt for the holidays, he praised their choice, admitting that the pink shirt he really wanted was "objectively attractive" but not better. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Monday, October 05, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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