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:


It occurred to me that the moment she suddenly went from whimsical to pensive was not when she heard my appellation for 'what we had' but when she realized that 'what we had' was only a simulacrum of a relationship. (by QuaQua)


"Dear me", murmured Lenore pensively, "I wonder what sort of outrageously whimsical simulacrum of the Christmas Season this ludicrous apparition is", overlooking completely the signboard with the appellation 'Plymouth Meeting Mall Holiday Extravaganza'. (by cusheamus)


Larry has been pensive since his whimsical attempts at winemaking prompted the first taster to comment that his sad simulacrum of a Rhône blend was very reminiscent of wines from the Égout appellation. (by Rudi)


Inside an old library, some whimsical readers, after being in the company of the Baburnama, which mentions some cards given the appellation of Ganjifa, acquainted themselves with Rama's Army of Monkeys, and with pensive eyes, tried to imagine a simulacrum of the bridge built by the monkey-men army of Rama. (by Margot Jack)


Full oft, when to my Dell I hie / In piquant not in pensive mood, / They flash upon that froward eye - / The whimsical, the plenitude / Of appellations springing forth, A simulacrum of my worth / As poetaster, punster trite, / Anonymously yours - Bud Myte. (by Bud Myte)


My father, in the depths of his alcoholic whimsy, would extend his arms and present us with a pensive smile and give each child an individual appellation drawn from the malignant depths of his pernicious soul as a shoddy simulacrum of his love and devotion. (by gumo420)
The Quandary for Tuesday, December 15, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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