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:


As he realized how meticulously we follow the vociferations of our vices, Siddhartha reached a beatific state of mind, and the panacea of all human suffering became obvious to him. (by QuaQua)


When Leonard was asked why he had attempted to murder his wife he bitterly exclaimed, “She listened day in and day out to the vile vociferations of her voluminous collection of Austrian yodeling masters and even now, so meticulously attired, perched on the edge of her seat she smiles beatifically as she mocks me and there is no panacea for such evil, save for death!” (by gumo420)


Dr. Cozen and his patent medicine, a putative panacea alleged to cure marthambles, beriberi, scabies, lumbago, St. Vitus' dance, dropsy, and coxsackie, enjoyed beatific success until Harriet published a meticulously researched debunking (which drew little attention at first, but set off a storm of indignant vociferations from unsatisfied customers that eventually closed the bad doctor's business). (by beth)


After a special breakfast of Beatific Waffles and Panacean Coffee aimed at ameliorating our morning afterishness, we were able to resume the meticulous work of recording Vladimir's new composition (at least until the bone-rattling vociferations of Alexandra's parrot began interfering with our calibrations of the acoustic transducers). (by cusheamus)


The alchemist persisted in his meticulous preparation of a panacea for the affliction of rational thought, knowing that once his doubters had tasted the first drops, their skeptical vociferations would give way to beatific smiles. (by Rudi)


"And this we name the Dumb Healer," murmured the inquisitor, reverently unveiling a curiously wrought mechanism, meticuluously crafted and of baffling ingenuity; "it is the panacea of all falsehoods, for once the blasphemer's head is encased, further vociferation is denied, and after some hours of purifying torment the demons are vanquished and all that remains is a beatific smile of sublime gratitude". (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Friday, January 01, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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