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:

4

Yudhishtra was so demure and morally upright that his chariot floated two inches above the ground, but once Krishna, through a precatory remark, suborned him into lying that Dhrona's son was dead, his torpor in the face of Dhrona's suffering brought his chariot down to the ground. (by QuaQua)

3

You would never guess that demure Wilfred is a sorcerer of blackmail, but trust me before you become his victim, for with a few precatory whispers this quiet devil is capable of suborning a chaste individual and replacing rectitude with moral torpor in their heart. (by Rudi)

2

Many would have considered the simple phrase “I was hoping that…” a precatory request at best but when uttered by Caligula there was nothing demure or suggestive about it and to fail to fulfill those hopes was a death sentence; but in the end it was that feigned torpor more than the capricious greed and murder that drove the subornation of the Praetorian Guard; for death and avarice were dignified but indifference was unbearable. (by gumo420)

1

"My dear Lieutenant Featherstonehaugh," she murmured, demurely lowering her eyes and her knickers, "One is no angletwitch, and it ill becomes you to suborn me, Lady Belvoir, a member of the nubility, to awaken that ergophobic draffsack Colonel Cholmondeley from his crapulous torpor in the fond hope of blackmailing him; so one shall overlook such gross presumption and interpret the solicitation as but injudicious precation . . . that said, I could not help but perceive your uncommonly ithyphallic stance, and so might I construe that you are still disposed to indulge in a little houghmagandy, mmm?" (by Bud Myte)
The Quandary for Tuesday, January 12, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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