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:


When she is forced to sit through his conversations with his friends that hardly slake her quest for stimulating discourse, at first she gets antsy, then quickly transforms into a poltergeist yelling and throwing things at them ruthlessly as they run for the door. (by QuaQua)


She was a superstitious and unslakeable little slattern as ruthless in her pursuit of the dollar as her passions, till I told the tale of the priest’s poltergeist that haunted these very rooms and drove the greedy and lustful to madness and, as her avarice settled, she grew quite antsy and rushed from my rooms unpaid. (by gumo420)


When Keith came to check out the spare room, he seemed quite antsy about his housing search, and told the sob story of his ruthless eviction by “an insane, hallucinating landlord,” so we took pity on him and let him move in, not knowing that that this clean-cut hospitality student would become more of a poltergeist than a roommate, staying out of view, but throwing his junk into the common areas, and making random noises at night, as if nothing could slake his appetite for disruption. (by Rudi)


The antsy poltergeist looked around for a suitable weapon to use, its need to slake its ruthless thirst for mayhem having reached its apex; thus began what would later be dubbed "The Odd and Mysterious Case of the Projectile Barbie® Dolls." (by luigi)


Despite a stern and ruthless exorcism, the rectory's poltergeist persisted in slaking (or was it fuelling?) its anger through a matutinal cacophony of door-slamming, wainscot-rapping, bed-shaking, and crockery-smashing, all of which appeared to leave the new housemaid jittery, antsy, and often downright fractious; although some local sceptics were inclined to attribute the supposed paranormal phenomena to her own spiteful machinations. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Friday, April 02, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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