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:


After cringing through a phantasmagoria of bad blind dates, Judy met Jack (newly and opportunely single) at public lecture on military history, and soon the warriors were rushing to invade each other's lives, setting up their petards, and commencing marital armageddon. (by Rudi)


"Armageddon married in the morning," crooned the impish chorus as the bride, a Demon of the First Order, strode down the aisle, passing a phantasmagoria of ill-wishers of varying levels of opacity and sliminess--Bezelqar, a young demon of questionable lineage had opportunely requested her claw in marriage after her previous betrothed managed to blow himself to smithereens upon accepting delivery of a mysterious package that turned out to be a daintily decoupaged petard. (by luigi)


Grindel was not one to let such opportunities pass unnoticed and the twisting phantasmagoria of the week’s events convinced him that Armageddon was close at hand and the need to set his petard imminent, were he to ever breach the walls of Sylvia’s resistance, before the end of all things. (by gumo420)


Faced with Armageddon in the form of the four Newell brothers, opportunely fanned out so that her escape through either of the playground gates was unlikely, and with her mind addled by fear and a phantasmagoria of hideous and more or less likely and disfiguring outcomes, Lizzie was overjoyed to catch sight of her fourth grade teacher jogging along the bike path toward her and allowed herself to hope that the teacher was close enough to have seen Kenneth give the first menacing swing of his baseball bat, which might result in his shortly being hoist on his own petard. (by cusheamus)


One night as I lay in my bed I had a dream, and in that dream I beheld a ghastly phantasmagoria - a succession of deranged warmongers, each astride a bomb with a burning fuse, the last already blown to smithereens; and methought 'twould on waking be most opportune to find it newly decreed that henceforth every belligerent should be thus hoist by his own petard, thereby most sweetly averting the ultimate Armageddon. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, March 10, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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