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:


My dear toddler, as per your oath, you must eat what's on your plate, lief or loath, so stop the maudlin moaning, show some savoir-faire, and promptly down the fare -- eat your broccoli before I lose my bonhomie! (by Rudi)


Despite my banter and bonhomie the maudlin child remained in the hole - my savoir-faire exhausted I had as lief gone after her with a stick as continue with my imprecations, but somehow I brought myself to whisper, "Sophie, darling, please come out, it's getting late." (by Sensil)


Alcohol stripped away all semblance of savoir-faire and left me longing to bludgeon the jovial bonhomie from the pretentious charlatan but love of aged Bourbon more than rational thought bid me seek its comforting embrace and lief did such violent and maudlin thoughts pass from my mind as did consciousness. (by gumo420)


I'd as lief bestow my savoir-faire on a drunken boor as suffer his maudlin bonhomie. (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Sunday, December 06, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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