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:


Timothy was just getting into the swim of a friendly online discussion amongst a few earnest and admittedly nebbishy fans of early 19th century American urban fantasy when, practically in the blink of an eye, prompted by some unlucky tremor in the quotidian vicissitudes of popular culture, the thread was taken over by a handful of blustering journalists, its amicable tone forever lost in the ensuing brouhaha. (by cusheamus)


The boss is an amicable fellow for the most part, always quick to praise our work, but when he encounters an idle nebbish – someone who's not in the swim, not responding to the vicissitudes of the job – he takes out the bat. (by Rudi)


At first Fielding appeared the amicable nebbish, in the swim and in complete accord with the vibrant social whirl of The Society of Floridian Lawn Bowlers, but at heart he was a savage, a troglodyte, a demented maniac set on a course that, to the dismay of us all, crushed us beneath his unyielding will until we were forced to suffer the vicissitude of a digital score board driving poor Bergeson from his position as “chalker” and leaving him a broken and weeping heap beneath the new technological marvel. (by gumo420)


"Sure it's just dandy being right in the swim of things, but as the conference's chief negotiator I was nonplussed when up gets Mr. Shalom yet again (at 3 a.m. mind you) and addresses the Chair as 'a complete nebbish'; so not wishing to reveal my ignorance I joshed with him, responding amicably 'No, you nebbish, me English, actually, old boy' . . . at which point, blow me, but he and his delegation leave the assembly protesting angrily about constant vicissitudes and prevarications - as if I wasn't doing my level best!" (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Saturday, January 09, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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