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:


As the euphoric young coalition government, riding a public wave of dazed incredulity, muddies its Con-Dem-nable manifesto by subtilizing its byzantine deceits, we sceptics should stand pat and reserve any paean of joy for its eagerly-awaited collapse. (by Et Seqq)


Not willing to stand pat with my crude appreciation of a genre that brought him such euphoria, that drove him so reliably into fits of frenzied gesticulation—prompting nightly paeans, raw and raucous, for his musical idols—I made every effort to subtilize my understanding of the stuff, but there was something that remained forever beyond my ken, some hidden essence that I was never so privileged as to comprehend in my neighbor's thrash metal. (by Rudi)


Colonel Cloud, never one to stand pat, chased the remains of the Confederate brigade deep into the Ouachita Mountains and trounced them thoroughly in the Battle of Devil's Backbone, earning paeans of praise from his euphoric commander, James Blunt, who was delighted to be able to put a hearty "paid" to the enemy survivors of Honey Springs and begin the delicate process of re-subtilizing his plans for promotion, always preferring to emphasize his adroit diplomatic skills over his talent for brute force. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Monday, July 12, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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