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:


The moment of truth was not when the government's apology came with an endless furlough and copacetic compensation, but when the memories of a happy childhood, despite the exiguous circumstances, came rushing back when I stepped into the house. (by QuaQua)


I think I'll go on furlough from my battle with Lobo's 500-page History of Bullfighting, for while its prose style is copacetic enough, the narrative is plodding and barren of turning points: its moments of truth (even in the long section on el momento de la verdad) are too exiguous to hold my interest. (by Rudi)


'Sure, my weekend furlough from prison was copacetic, I felt due for a break and some fresh air, but once at large my exiguous resources left me with little alternative but to resume my former ways, and in a moment of truth it came to me that I valued unfettered larceny above incarceration, so here I am, and if you don't mind I'll be relieving you of your wallet.' (by Et Seqq)


Specialist Miller, on furlough from his unit for a week before their deployment, had a moment of truth when he first saw his childhood home in North Philadelphia after his transformative weeks in Basic Training and realized with a pang how shabby it was, how exiguous his family circumstances, but when his younger siblings appeared on the front stoop to welcome him, this small sadness drained away and everything was completely copacetic again. (by cusheamus)


Dizzy realized that this exiguous little furlough was the moment of truth in the Dukes eyes, a truly take or leave it proposition that would set the tone for all future negotiations and the Diz, believing he was worth more than that, said, “Sorry brother, that ain’t copacetic a’tall” and packed his horn and split. (by gumo420)
The Quandary for Tuesday, March 23, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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