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:


Having put the nimrod in Rama to work by asking him to catch a fatuous and elusive golden dear, Sita was drawn to an intermittent cry outside the hut, its length ever-growing, in a beautifully rhopalic melancholy, and felt compelled to step out with some food lest she should be subjected to animadversion for not feeding a starving ascetic. (by QuaQua)


Olga had developed a distaste for Gusev after that malingering oaf's fatuous animadversion of her rhopalic admonishment "I am but your lover, nimrod, forgive unwanted attention."   (by Sensil)


Mrs. Delver, stung by her mother-in-law's animadversions, finally capitulated and named her son Nimrod Ransacker Delver III, although she remained uncertain whether such a rhopalic name suggested greatness or only fatuity. (by cusheamus)


O, sh, you stay quiet, nimrod; fatuous rhopalic sentences, enunciated, precipitate disapproving schoolmarmish animadversions instantaneously! (by Rudi)


Leonard saw himself as mighty Nimrod, hunter of words, as he labored over his caustic mathematically precise rhopalic animadversions but proved himself simply “a” nimrod with such pretentious fatuous assaults. (by gumo420)


I do not like Elgar; Nimrod? - fatuous rhopalic Ed-war-dian nobilmente, instigating immeasurable animadversion - grandiloquence! (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Monday, December 07, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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