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:


Driven by his incandescent temper, and showing no patience for legal arcana, the judge ignored the de jure punishment for the crime and abruptly concocted a punishment du jour. (by Rudi)


I was drawn to Brother John’s incandescence and the promise of revealed Arcanum until his disclosure of the de jure castration procedure which produced an abrupt change in my attitude and my immediate departure. (by gumo420)


In the Motherpeace Tarot deck the Major Arcanum XIII, "Death", is illustrated by a snake shedding its skin (as well as a skeleton lying peacefully on the ground in the fetal position), in what some find an unacceptably abrupt change from the conventional gestalt of the card, a charge which could probably be made against many of the cards in this deck - e.g., "The Magician", who is traditionally a very masculine Type-A personality but in this deck is the incandescent, dancing personification of solar energy - which may explain why Motherpeace is always, if not de jure at least de usu, interpreted by female poets. (by cusheamus)


Incandescent with holy rage, Brother Placido, the de jure leader of our Chapter, abruptly excommunicated the two cringing apostates before turning to me, saying, 'But to you, sweet cherub, mine own faithful heresimach, shall all arcana be revealed'; whereupon he indicated with a sidelong glance the veiled tabernacle, caressing my tonsure, and chucking me so, so gently under the chin. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, February 24, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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