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:


It was unclear which was more truculent, the bull or the matador's unreachable itch, but, even as my voluble uncle continued to chatter on about the matador's fame, a frisson passed through the crowd, for the bull had come forward to scratch the man's acnestis with blood-letting vigor. (by roch)


Harry became increasingly withdrawn as his normally voluble disposition was overwhelmed by a truculent need to scratch between his shoulder blades: all he could think about was that frisson of relief that would come if he could just reach his acnestis. (by Eli)


Because I was voluble in describing my itch, I won my office-mate's sympathy, but she didn't grasp the truculence of the foe, and couldn't foresee that my acnestis would become martyr's ground for her delicate, manicured fingernails -- that her valiant frisson of scratching would end in splintering defeat. (by Rudi)


While spending the night up on a half-burnt tree cowering from the bison herd, delicately rubbing his dry and itchy acnestis against the ends of branches, and controlling his frissons as the geysers nearby kept erupting all night, young Everet did not even dream that he would not only become the most voluble reporter of park's wonders, but also the most truculent advocate for its protection. (by QuaQua)


The thought that suspicions might fall on him struck him in mid-exclamation with a frisson of horror that he tried to camouflage to those assembled with a voluble cascade of speculations on other possible causes for his girlfriend’s corpse on his couch; but as he talked on his reasoning became so wild and forced that the expression on her face itself, which was turned up at him at an odd angle from where her head was wedged up against the sofa’s overstuffed arm, came to seem like an itch in the acnestis, demanding a consideration that in the moment he could not give, with its truculent accusation of all his many unspoken but obvious crimes – an expression so familiar, in fact, that his horror turned to rage and his speculations to self-doubt: did he actually remember everything that had happened last night? (by Lash)
The Quandary for Monday, November 02, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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