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:


Whether gourmet, gourmand, or frank glutton, they proceeded scienter into the little inn where, nestled against a jar of wilting wallflowers, Mrs. O'Brien's famous mushroom tart lay (inoculated this time, alas, with bits of ground Amanita phalloides). (by cusheamus)


"You will inevitably be a wallflower should you go to Almack's Assembly Rooms with smallpox, and you cannot choose to be a gourmand instead since the only refreshments are weak ratafia and stale watercress sandwiches; therefore before your debut get yourself inoculated or with scienter spend the months before working with the dairy maid," advised the governess Miss Tweedle to her pupil Miss Dum. (by Mouse)


It wasn’t until the hypnotist, acting with scienter, asked him to envision himself at a picnic at the bottom of a beautiful, rocky cliff covered in delightfully fragrant Siberian Wallflower, with a waterfall in the distance, accompanied by his very best friends, prosciutto, boccongini and tiramisu, that the gourmand was finally able to relax enough to accept his inoculation. (by FriendOfQuaQua)


Mogborough Council Minutes, Agendum 13: In reply to Lady Molly Clowder, Mrs Fluffikins-Whopping reluctantly conceded that since inoculation against gourmandising was not yet trialled for elderly domestic felines, only radical scienter action might preserve the fine municipal display of wallflowers fringing Victoria Gardens from the sometime cateplectic lethargies of the more overwrought, adipose grimalkins. (by Bud Myte)


Acting with scienter, the seductress approached the handsome wallflower while he inspected the hors d'oeuvres, and in suggestive whispers she deviously inoculated this gourmand with the idea that foie gras and truffles would be best appreciated after a slow dance. (by Rudi)


The gourmand inocculated alcohol into every aspect of the meal, acting with scienter to entice the wallflower into some very foolish behavior. (by silly girl)


Though usually quite the wallflower, Natalie stepped into the spotlight with scienter: hosting tonight's small dinner party would inoculate her in preparation for next week's fundraising gala with the boisterous (but wealthy) gourmands. (by neatlynoted)


It was clear to the court that Dr. Boogies crime carried all the requisite elements of scienter for he knew that his inoculation of the Grand Duchess; a well known and socially inept wallflower, with his “Rock’n’Boogie” serum, might well produce side effects, but none foresaw the glutinous gourmand she was to become and all pitied her as she moved form table to table, her massive bulk transported on a workman’s trolley and her tiny feet moving uncontrollably to every tune they heard their favorites being the styling’s of the B 52’s. (by gumo420)
The Quandary for Friday, November 27, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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