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:


What would have been an oscitant camping vacation night was highly dramatized by a sudden pluvial deluge in the Little Missouri river, bringing out the asperity in the usually cordial park ranger, who was annoyed by the dalliance and nonchalance of some of the campers. (by QuaQua)


Simon Cowell judged with asperity: "Your rendition of 'Take me dancing naked in the rain' left me oscitant at your pluvial dalliance". (by croesus)


With some asperity he chastised his pupils for their habitual dalliance, observing on this occasion that late attendance was not improved by Smith Minor's gurning oscitancy, and that since the continuing inclement weather might more accurately be described as 'pluvial' they would not mind staying indoors a little longer in order to investigate the Latin root of that word during detention. (by Et Seqq)


Forgive my asperity but I see no pluvial dalliance here: rain makes her wet, him oscitant. (by Rudi)


Now that the rain had finally stopped, Margery was blithely suiting up for her habitual post-pluvial dalliance with the roses, when she happened to glance out the drawing room window and see just how oscitant was the gap between the pictures of "Pierre de Ronsard" in ROSES OF AMERICA and the scrawny, battered look of the actual specimens in her garden, so she hardened her heart, found her secateurs, and resolved to subject the rose bed to some necessary asperity in the hope that a little horticultural tough love would inspire the remaining flowers to bloom more enthusiastically. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Thursday, June 17, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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