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:


A congressional quash, that "under oath, he lies", when a peremptory President, tried a "scuttlebutt squash", saying "cigars, sex and an intern? all lies", dumbfounded many a Whitehouse resident. (by QuaQua)


Jason was dumbfounded by the preternatural speed with which any scuttlebutt regarding the senator's peremptory style was squashed; it was at this point that he vowed to dig that much deeper into his father's past until he found something that he could make stick. (by luigi)


Harriet made a peremptory attempt to quash the rumor about Luigi by fiat, but the scuttlebutt wouldn't be silenced so she dumbfounded everyone by telling the truth. (by beth)


In her peremptory decision, written so vituperatively that it left readers dumbfounded, Judge Serenity Makepeace quashed the lower court’s ruling that media claiming to be news media must actually report relevant news, citing an obscure precedent that held that it is in the state’s interest to fill the people’s minds with the latest on Jon and Kate -- who slept with whom, and other such scuttlebutt. (by Bovinity)


Known for his peremptory policies, the campaign manager worked tirelessly to "control the dialogue" and quash all the scuttlebutt about his candidate, so he was dumbfounded when the National Enquirer broke the true story of their affair. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Wednesday, October 21, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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