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:

5

In a portentous nightmare, his ear pressed against a pillow of silk and gold, the king heard his own dwindling taisch, whispering to a rat in a prison cell, the story of his tenacious reign: how he withstood a hundred, then a thousand, then ten-thousand pullulating foes, until the nightmares began. (by Rudi)

4

Being familiar with the director, he expected that a scene with the taisch of the poor woman in the hands of the tenacious villain would follow the protentous scene of the pullulation of crows around her house. (by QuaQua)

3

Few knew of the depth, or the tenaciousness, of his obsession and fewer still realized how portentous his pullulative zeal for Mrs. Fudd had become until they were caught in flagrante and his taisch echoed throughout Warner Brothers “That’s all folks”. (by gumo420)

2

Even after he was reprimanded by the plaintive taisch of his dying mother, H. Alexander de Smet retired tenaciously to his study every single morning after breakfast for four years to work on his eugenics pamphlet THE PULLULATING PROLETARIAT (AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT NOW!), focusing on the dire consequences of allowing the lower classes to breed unchecked and filled with portentous observations about the perils of living in a municipality overrun by poor people. (by cusheamus)

1

Our premeditated planh still proved a bit previous, for through the sylvan thickets we could just discern, ululating portentously but ever more tremulously, the meddling old taisch, tenacious of life to the very last, weakly fending off a pullulating cluster of specially imported killer bees. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, March 28, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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