Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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My loquacious buddy didn’t agree with my assessment of the candidate being a tomnoddy -- or at least not in regard to her being a dimwit; he went on and on about how her rambling speeches and circular logic actually presented a text that could be read as an encomium to backward thinking, which in turn revealed how brilliant she was and perhaps proof that it didn’t take a byronic bleeding-heart to enthrall an electorate. (by Bovinity)


I thought it to be urban legend, but my buddy told me that he actually heard the byronic host of Hot Air Now claim, in his typical dramatic fashion, to have actually written “Encomium to a (Real) American Candidate,” a partisan praise-fest that inadvertently revealed what a tomnoddy the so-called candidate was -- a real nincompoop whose eschewal of science was so profound that, as reported by town hall moles, even the most loquacious bootlickers from her neck of the woods were, upon hearing words leave her mouth, left dumbstruck. (by Bovinity)


I was deep in creative thought, writing an encomium for the latest production of Tosca, when my roommate, that loquacious tomnoddy, barged into our room, turned on the light, and interrupted me with complaints, even going so far as to call me byronic - as if I were the only person who likes to sit in the dark contemplating tragic opera in my underwear! (by roch)


The byronic loser of the poetry competition, his mood blackened by encomium deprivation, condemned the affair as a loquacity contest, calling its judge "a tomnoddy with a soft spot for verbiage." (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Monday, October 26, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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