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:


Having endured him more than once before, we were not in the least esurient for the Professor's notorious verbosity when rhapsodising on the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, and the morning's scuttlebutt around the coffee machine was that, with the Vice-Chancellor attending his established biennial lecture, he would feel obliged to crank up the impenetrable prolixity to the utter incomprehension of all, such that our whittling down a witty précis from Wittgenstein's conundrums might prove a cakewalk in comparison. (by Et Seqq)


I was esurient for dessert (which had just been served to the soap-opera stars at the table beside ours), and my dinner companion was esurient for scuttlebutt (which she was trying to eavesdrop as it passed among the members of that same table), but our appetites were frustrated by our prolix waiter, who insisted on loudly and lengthily describing the details of every available confection: coaxing him to shut up and actually produce cake was no cakewalk. (by Rudi)


The late Friday afternoon hours passed with a prolix tedium, like molasses, while the scuttlebutt around the watercooler focused on the anticipated cakewalk victory of the home team with an esurience bordering on lust. (by Toortle)
The Quandary for Friday, June 25, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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