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:


While Michael cogitated on the intempestivity of the frigid, driving rain outside, invading what should have been by all rights a warm, spring day, he heard his children clamoring around in the hall outside his study, their monepic grunt-like requests for him to come spend time with them making them sound like so many hogs just given their morning provender; this was, he realized, why there were cooling off periods when purchasing firearms. (by luigi)


"Om," the yogi's monepic mantra, changed its sound when hunger's intempestivity dragged the fasting ascetic into cogitations about provender: "yum." (by Rudi)


Corpulent and rose-complexioned, Arthur cogitated on the provender that was yet absent from his table, the unerring intempestivity of the Saturday afternoon Fresh Direct delivery, and the monepic grumblings of his belly: “Food. Hungry. Angry...” (by Sensil)


I had no idea what troublesome companions these creatures would prove to be; with their monepic and intempestive conversation limited as it was to the relentless cogitation of provender and I swore never again to accept, no matter how unique or well intended, the gift of an enchanted talking ox, horse, or donkey no matter how convivial the may first appear. (by gumo420)


Although initially allocated only a silent role in the school nativity play - fifth angel [dispensation to force-feed with provender the cardboard ox] - at his parents' absolute insistence little Johnny was allowed to advance centre stage to deliver his party-piece 'Where the bee sucks, there suck I' - prompting the local reviewer to contrive, during the ordained quota of nanoseconds designated for cogitation, the monepic headline: INTEMPESTIVITY. (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Thursday, December 10, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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