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:


For the perfidious, there's no place among us -- you got profligate, chancy, and ignored aeromancy: bought a car with great gas absortiveness. (by QuaQua)


Relying on the absorptiveness of the thick walls of their Thracian cave to soak up Helios' fire before it reached them, Aeolus and his sons were resting in the midday heat, when Boreas was summoned unexpectedly by beautiful Orethyia, practicing her innocent aeromancy beside the River Ilissos, his absence then allowing Euros and Notus (always profligate in matters of precipitation) to flood the area with rain unchecked and leaving Zephryus the Perfidious at large to betray yet another lover. (by cusheamus)


If today, with the rain teeming down as I enact the sacrifice of a £5 note held aloft in an aerial dunk test for absorptiveness, do not charge me with unbridled profligacy, for I am at heart a canny saver who only through such shrewdly confirmative aeromancy can hope to ascertain whether tomorrow will be the more propitious for ironing my note dry before returning it to the strongroom, or for entertaining the heady thrill of perfidious larceny by allowing it to acquire a coquettish curl over several days while pinned to my bedroom rafter in full view of a dormer window. (by Et Seqq)


Being an apprentice of great absorptiveness, young Cyrus quickly soaked up the myriad details of astrology, passed his examination with four stars, and advanced to the study of aeromancy, opening his new textbook on the day of a great storm, and quickly deducing from this meteorological omen that he would find himself three days hence in deadly battle with his perfidious co-apprentice Thymon, a profligate lout who squandered their master's secret knowledge at every opportunity—selling precious magical formulae in exchange for weak mead. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Sunday, July 11, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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