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:


Kowtowing made Jenny the teacher's pet, and whenever I tried to stir up a little argy-bargy with that wrongheaded kid, Mrs. Wilkins would interrupt me with peremptory kudos for the brownnoser's "brilliant" argument. (by Rudi)


"Kudos and accolades to him who immerses himself in the argy-bargy of existence, doesn't kowtow to peace-makers, reconciliators, or arbitrators, but is dogmatic in his beliefs, peremptory in expressing his opinions, and quick to resort to sensationalized ad hominem arguments!" hissed Professor Dickerson encouragingly to himself as he paced up and down the hallway outside the committee room, nervously awaiting his turn to present his version of the, er, unfortunate episode. (by cusheamus)


'There's absolutely no kudos in kowtowing to that jumped-up army colonel, now (it seems) de facto president,' declared our ambassador peremptorily; 'a nasty little gun-running spiv who only last month was argy-bargying with me about an obscenely disproportionate ransom for our Gwendoline . . . by the way, Smithers, any more news about the old girl?' (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Friday, June 11, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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