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 jinx on you for your sass!" exclaimed Greta, soi-disant adult in the playroom, quashing her infant brother's wailing protests with her six-become-sixty hex, if only for a moment. (by chimchim)


When I entered Budget Fortune and asked the soi-disant chief psychic for her professional credentials, she jinxed me using a spontaneously assembled incantation of sesquipedalian neologisms, proceeding to inform me that because I was a sassy customer, she would charge double for her now-critical jinx-quashing service. (by Rudi)


After suffering an hour of sass from the soi-disant bad boy student, the teacher decided to quash his disrespectful backtalk, but before she could say a word, the student jinxed her, saying: "Avada Kedavra!" (by Blackbird)


He was the soi-disant gangster king pin of West Boise, until he took up with a sassy little tart who proved to be more than a jinx when it was revealed that she was an undercover Fed: no amount of legal maneuvering could quash the bedroom tapes where he admitted his crimes and a creepy and laughable predilection for dog collars and diaper training. (by gumo420)


In an effort to quash rumors of the soi-disant "jinx" on the Pharoah's tomb, Jim sassed Tutankhamen's mother. (by turnip)


The soi-disant expert on Lyme disease, a retired civil engineer, made up for his lack of any sort of medical or epidemiological background with a lot of sass and a demagogue's abdication of critical doubt, able to quash instantly any stirrings of conscience about his scapegoating of the authors of the official diagnostic criteria for the disease in his tireless quest to give faces and names to "the sinister perpetrators of this great societal ill" (although he may recently have jinxed his career by giving a talk to an apparently unsophisticated rural audience which turned out to include no less than three active members of the Lyme Disease Research Foundation from Johns Hopkins). (by cusheamus)


As a soi-disant legal expert he should of course have ensured that all these trumped-up charges were quashed; but in court he volunteered only the lame defence that I must be jinxed, since my recidivist sassing of the constabulary had, curiously enough, never responded to the aversion therapy repeatedly applied through the imposition of a hefty fine. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Tuesday, April 27, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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