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:


I do not find buying window treatments exhilarating, but to forfend marital harmony, I recently did just that; the stalking horse served its purpose, my wife being so delighted with the new curtains she never even thought to ask what I was paying to have that beautiful lunette installed in the entry hall! (by roch)


Craig paused in entering the mayor's mansion, gazing at the ornamental lunette above the door, and reflecting on his improbable occupancy of this new home: he had entered the race as a third-party stalking horse, funded by an incumbent scheming to forfend defeat, but his optimistic message exhilarated the electorate more than either of the major candidates could have predicted. (by Rudi)


Cynthia was initially exhilarated that her party’s leading challenger in the governor’s race chose her (Chose her!) to act as a stalking horse on one of the third party tickets to forfend a victory by the incumbent, but the more she reflected on what the act of drawing votes away from the “Hot American Babe” might require of her (Could she actually lie? Was she capable of incessantly talking in non-sequiturs? Would she have to eat moose-meat in public??), the more her excitement waned: she realized that, as a true Christian and member of the Love of Jesus Apostalic Church, she could never rally the masses into a hateful mob even for her own party’s gain (Fuel hate in the name of God?) and so she fell to her knees, right there in the nave -- in a crescent cast of moonlight that spilled through the ceiling’s lunette -- and prayed to the Lord for forgiveness. (by Bovinity)
The Quandary for Wednesday, November 11, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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