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:


Remembering his dad's invectives against him (calling him a nihilarian for refusing to go along with the dad's skulduggery), the son dug out his dad's skull and asked waspishly, "Who's the nihilarian now?" (by QuaQua)


It was a clear case of punishment not just fitting but creating the criminal: after suffering fifteen minutes of the waspish schoolmarm's invective while he wrote "I will obey" over and over on the board, the nihilarian began surreptitiously pocketing erasers and bits of chalk, redeeming the tedium of his task with this suggestion of skulduggery. (by Lash)


Once Gretchen finally realized that invective would do nothing to sway Mr. Peters from his continued pursuit of that nihilarian, Lina--with her perky breasts and waspish figure--she vowed to resort to skullduggery or even violence in her quest to transpose his attentions. (by luigi)


The nihiliarians's sabotage of the nerligig plant involved no invective, waspish remarks about management, or calls to strike; their skulduggery hid beneath smiles, jokes, and frantic meetings about the ongoing crisis. (by Mouse)


Teddy's awareness of his nihilarian role in the office made him all the more waspish in dealing with coworkers: he filled his time issuing invectives against laziness and accusing the innocent of skulduggery. (by Rudi)


There was no skulduggery in the wingnut, only waspish invective: "Good God, they've given State to Nihilarian Clinton!" (by edb)
The Quandary for Wednesday, November 04, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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