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:


God save us from the opprobrious dumbassery of the dabbling pedant who leaves us in receipt of nothing more than a plodding and tedious jumble of sesquipedalian nonsense for the sake of the transient palliation of an Ego set to compensate for the limited and diminished capacity of other organs best expressed by the ideogram, if one did exist, for Lilliputian. (by gumo420)


Traffic signs do not palliate the congenital dumbassery of some drivers: there's simply no way to ensure the receipt and proper understanding of an ideogram's message by an idiot. (by Rudi)


In receipt of an imperfect copy of the parchment, Theodore mistook the ideogram signifying "henchman" for a similar one meaning "chief wife", thereby unfortunately cementing rather than palliating his reputation for dumbassery. (by cusheamus)


"Oh, Rosetta," implored Jean-Francois, tracing and caressing every untranslatable line inscribed upon her dusky face, "pillory my dumbassery if you will, but speak to me, palliate my frustration, reveal yourself by yielding some sign, some token of your intentions - or at the very least acknowledge receipt of my glyphic devotion"; but the hard-hearted enigma remained stonily unmoved by his ideogrammatic fumblings. (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Saturday, December 12, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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