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 was an ominous beginning to their date when he displayed his impetuous streak, offering to buy her an expensive dress in a store window they passed, and she displayed her prudish nature, scoffing at the thought of wearing something so suggestive, and rejecting all cajoling. (by Rudi)


As we used to be prudish about sex we are now prudish about food to the extent that, when Alice met me at Gullifty's, no amount of cajoling could persuade her to eat a nice porterhouse steak with a side of buttery garlic mashed potatoes - in front of all the strangers at other tables! - to restore the energy she had just expended during an impetuous and very public demonstration of a new line of rather ominous sex toys developed by her dominatrix girlfriend. (by cusheamus)


Perhaps if he had been less prudish or had more experience, of any kind, with any other woman, he might have resisted the sultry cajoling of this new force in his life; but she was irresistible and even if he had recognized the ominous signs of that seduction would poor Adam have denied his lips the luscious orb she set before him? (by gumo420)


She found it a trifle ominous that, having pursued her impetuously and at last cajoled her into stripping naked on the couch, he now prudishly declined even to step out from behind his figleaf of a camcorder. (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Tuesday, December 29, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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