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:


The politician's agita grew as his poll numbers dropped, but his insipid speeches -- each a lurry of sugary promises and empty proposals -- did little to cure the acedia of his constituents.  (by Rudi)


On Friday, during another all-out no-holds-barred attack of acedia (Evagrius Ponticus' "noonday demon"), Gretchen, maddened by irritation at her insipid, interminable, stupefying life, drove to the local grog shop and spent the afternoon trying unsuccessfully to calm her desperate agita amongst a lurry of barflies. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Sunday, July 18, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

Since September 2009, word lovers have offered 7809 sentences — each one a surprise — to QQ's unique and growing library. Explore other Quandaries through our word list or the calendar below. View yesterday's QQ resolutions or pick a day at random.


We don't archive definitions. You can find the definitions on their respective sites by following the links above.

Quadrivial Quandary (QQ) is owned and operated by Rudi Seitz.
Sentences submitted to QQ are the property of their authors. See our page on Copyright Information for details.
Dictionary definitions are the property of their respective sources, presented here via public RSS feeds or otherwise with permission.
All other material is copyright 2015 by Rudi Seitz, all rights reserved.
Use of this site is governed by our terms of service.
Contact: rudi at quadrivialquandary dot com.