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:


Observing the guest of honor towards the end of the Oscar night after party (a typical vanity fair overcrowded with guests all jostling to be noticed by TV crews and trendy bloggers), Mrs. Faust remarked that Miss Blanchett was unbecomingly wild and rowdy, "a regular scapegrace", whose 4AM frowsiness - the result of 36 hours without sleep and too much time posing under hot lights - had emphatically not been ameliorated by the roriferous night air, the dampness having caused her dress to sag alarmingly. (by cusheamus)


Frowsy from the night spent successfully attempting to play the scapegrace in the vanity fair of the pub, Ned slipped out into the roriferous morning. (by chewobyle)


When he could no longer endure this vanity fair of trust-fund novelists, jetsetting agents, and other wealthy scapegraces, Colin muttered goodbye to the stuffy ballroom and ventured out into the roriferous dawn, welcoming the dew that formed on his glasses, and not looking back to see which pages of his manuscript had slipped out of his frowsy, crumbling attache. (by Rudi)


After a night of wild carousing at Vanity Fair, our frowsy scapegrace might be discovered slumped across a farmyard midden, unbuttoned, dishevelled, rankly roriferous, growing steamily pearlescent. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Monday, April 19, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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