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:


Emboldened by a fortune cookie's asseveration that he would master the martial arts, Paul refused to pay for his miserable lo mein, but shredded the check in protest and commenced a series of wild and bellicose gesticulations in homage to Bruce Lee, later finding himself out on the sidewalk beneath the buzzing neon sign for 100 Delights Happy Chinese Restaurant, discalced, disrobed, tenderized, and still clutching the rolled-up menu that was his makeshift wushu sword. (by Rudi)


Hobbling into the monastery that was nearby, gesticulating about his ordeal and need for help, right after the muggers took his money and shoes away, the discalced foreigner was relieved to learn about the monastery's asseveration for the needy, in the form of 'wushu for self-defense' classes, and a brand-name shoe-shop. (by QuaQua)


We were all taken aback when the young lady’s wheeling about was not, as we first thought, a highly gesticulated form of turrets and Muddelton’s asseverations that is was a lesser known form of Wushu proved to be spot on when the indelicate, and extremely painful, target of the resultant discalceation verified that it was in fact an attack of Ninja’s sent by his ex-wife. (by gumo420)


Brother Matthias, of the Order of Discalced Carmelites and currently bound by a vow of silence, nevertheless came with us to the Hunan Restaurant where, despite the earnest asseverations of the staff concerning the establishment's strict prohibition of shoelessness, he settled himself at a table and managed to convey via an infelicitous combination of rudimentary sign language, grimaces, and highly original gesticulations that he wanted the Mushu Chicken, prompting a willful misunderstanding on the part of the servers, who later claimed he had said "wushu chicken" and who obliged by kicking him repeatedly and flinging him out into the street. (by cusheamus)


And then, at enrolment, all I wanted to do was sign up for the elementary recorder class, but some discalced weedy bald guy in a black satin jump suit kept on and on about 'wushu', grabbing me by the lapels, breathing last night's curry on me, and gesticulating in the most curious slomo manner; so that - for all my asseverations and protestations - I eventually got away only by putting him down as some loony mendicant and handing over my brogues and loose change to him - the super calloused fragile mystic vexed by halitosis! (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Friday, January 08, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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