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:


This mind, this macédoine of passionate fancies, fickle enthusiasms and perverse proclivities, is ultimately a listless imbroglio languishing in the confines of corporeal possibilities, accused of renouncing scienter its storied ability to keep reality malleable in the face of all manner of relentless adversity. (by aslam)


"The defendant possessed scienter when he started the imbroglio," said the prosecutor, considering this assertion clear and unmalleable until the defendant, not one to languish while being attacked, jumped up and shouted "I didn't kidnap no scientist and I didn't start no embryo!" (by Rudi)


Mrs. Iyer was perspicuous: "You'd better move back here while you are still malleable, careerwise and otherwise; if you use the imbroglio of your immigration situation there and your shaky relationship with 'citizen' Katie to continue languishing in trishanku's heaven (uncomfortable compromise between one's goals and current state), you'd be doing yourself a huge disservice scienter." (by QuaQua)


He stood unrepentant and unmalleable before the regents accused, scienter, of generating a thesis of such a vainglorious imbroglio of sesquipedality that all thought of theme and structure were left to languish beneath the absurd weight of unnecessary and antiquated language; to which his only reply was “I can dig it.” (by gumo420)


It was into that dispiriting imbroglio that I blundered, haud scienter, this morning around 7:45, where I was forced to languish miserably for what seemed like hours, although likely it was not so long; my commitment to accuracy is quite malleable in the service of making a sympathetic impression. (by cusheamus)


"In short, owing to the unforeseen indisposition of our epicene mezzo-soprano - languishing under the indictment of scienter action instigated by an (allegedly) emasculated countertenor - the imbroglio seraglio quintet in the final act of tonight's opera 'Les Androgynes' will be replaced by a staged demonstration of legal wrangling between our sponsors and our management team . . . and trust that you are malleable to this late succedaneum." (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Sunday, November 29, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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