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 diabolical fashion industry has enslaved us attention whores with fugacious waves of otiose accessories. (by QuaQua)


Diabolical fortune has it that our efforts are otiose, our pleasures fugacious, and our psyches, with respect to the God whose existence we allege, are unsatisfied attention whores. (by Rudi)


With diabolical resolve, Darryl paid no attention to the otiose pleas of his attention-whore of a (soon-to be-ex) boyfriend, knowing that they were but a fugacious blip in the unfolding saga of his life. (by luigi)
The Quandary for Monday, October 19, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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