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:


A comment about the sexuality of my friend brought about an infelicitous silence, until my eloquent mother, on a megrim, yelled 'You'd make the most obdurate straight man gay with your looks'. (by QuaQua)


Eloquently espousing the virtues of automation, the slick salesman Dr. Nigiri persuaded me to make what I now realize was a very infelicitous purchase: I spent twenty grand on this terrible sushi robot “X324,” which was supposed to empower any novice to set up a profitable Japanese restaurant sans chef, but it turns out to be an obdurate beast, which will not prepare a proper California Roll despite repeated pleas, and worse, it is prone to megrims during which it moans, trembles, and spits out globs of punctured, oozing salmon roe (Sujiko). (by Rudi)


Stanley's obdurate insistence on choosing a Trains Across the Dakotas package tour for their vacation, his resistance to her most impassioned and eloquent arguments in favor of any one of a number of other plans, and the prospect of spending the better part of three weeks confined to a Pullman berth with him (and his various infelicitous personal habits) all gave Sylvia a terrible case of the megrims and an irresistible yearning to lie down alone in a darkened room with a cold cloth on her forehead. (by cusheamus)


His obduration was never a product of megrim or infelicitous circumstance; but the result of self-serving eloquence and a sadistic spirit. (by gumo420)


'Darling, I have just a whiff of a megrim tonight, so if you don't mind . . .' - but her eager bridegroom, finding this excuse consummately infelicitous, and discovering himself obdurate (indeed quite hardened in his resolve), denied himself any opportunity for an eloquent rejoinder, and unaffectedly set about exercising his new rights with some gusto. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, April 07, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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