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:


Once you commit deicide, would you be right in claiming there is no god, or are there too many of them, wandering around in the clouds intoxicated with the elixir of the devas, running to Vishnu or Thor at the sight of a vellicating serpent or getting eristic with each other to bring about some drama in their everyday-is-Christmas lives? (by QuaQua)


Intoxicated with Dionysius' wine, Homer Simpson engaged Apollo in an eristic argument over who had better hair; but as Apollo attempted to vellicate one of Homer's two hairs, Homer stabbed him--committing deicide. (by Blackbird)


When the militant athiest encountered a believer, he would vellicate with evangelical fury, rushing to commit deicide in the sinner's mind through an eristic that equated faith with intoxication. (by Rudi)


The sad truth was that I found these eristic polemics on deicide both tedious and intoxicating; for they always left me in a state of intellectual vellication so acute I was driven to nausea. (by gumo420)


But can a god really die? Malcolm asked himself nervously while he watched the scattered remains of Eris, goddess of strife, for any signs of animation, the intoxicating possibilities of this deicide (and others!) racing through his mind and the nervous tic under his left eye vellicating madly, as he tucked his light saber into his sash. (by cusheamus)


So intoxicated were they by their own godless wit after an hour's hilariously eristic debate on 'state-assisted deicide', the two undergrads began to vellicate uncontrollably, soon thrashing around on the floor, spluttering incoherently, which being interpreted by a nosey proctor's bulldog as demonic possession prompted the immediate summoning of the college chaplain to administer a rigorous exorcism. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Friday, May 07, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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