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:


A truth expressed carelessly sounds like a taradiddle, an earnest premise stated sloppily signals prevarication, and an effulgent argument encased in periphrasis is easy to ignore. (by Rudi)


Dazzled by the effulgence of the author’s beauty, he prevaricated on his low opinion of her work resulting in a review which was a mish mash of periphrastic tarradiddle. (by Ceathair Focail)


He settles upon an event with a periphrastic loquacity that blackens the conversational skies with such prevaricative tarradiddle as to resemble a plague of magniloquent locusts striking the very effulgence of the Sun from view. (by gumo420)
The Quandary for Wednesday, February 10, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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