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 troll was like pretty gross-looking, rugose really, but he said to me 'you look like a goddess', which I know, is an encomium or something, but coming from him, I didn't find it palatable at all; I probably would have, if I weren't such an aesthete. (by QuaQua)


The aesthete's exceptional encomium, to exalt his elder grandmother, commenced with a remembrance of her rather rugose, ringed, rugelach-kneading hands, packing those pastries with plenty of palatable poppy pips. (by luigi)


Having done little to make his fiction palatable to any group -- seeking neither the encomium of aesthetes and critics, nor the approval of the masses -- the rugose author has gained wrinkles faster than readers. (by Rudi)


The dish received encomiums from an aesthete, for its decoration with rugose cabbage, and approval from a gourmand, who found it more than palatable. (by udhayakumar)
The Quandary for Thursday, October 22, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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