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:


I used to wonder how this nebbish got to be the manager of this boldly modern new building project, 'cuz he was occluded in his little windowless office for years too afraid even to ask to be moved, so I was shocked when I saw him deftly walk atop the cacuminous roof of the pyramidal penthouse unit yelling at someone about how the declivity wasn't even on all four sides. (by QuaQua)


Abseiling down a cacuminous finial atop the old wheezing pump organ, the spider, perhaps something of an arachnidan nebbish, and unnerved by the sudden thump of an occluded Vox Humana, seemingly took fright at the extreme declivity, and quickly hoisted himself aloft again. (by Et Seqq)


Our hiking companion told us of a luxurious pyramidal hut deep in the woods, but he was too much of a nebbish to guide us down the declivities of the poorly marked trail that lead there; when we arrived at the supposed coordinates on our own, we saw nothing but a tree-occluded view a vaguely cacuminous arrangement of sticks, still far in the distance and not worth pursuing. (by Rudi)


Poor Stan, a gentle nebbish in the body of Mr. Universe, only wanted to be left alone to experiment with cutting edge floral design, but at present his view of the new line of thrillingly quasi-cacuminous concrete vases was occluded by the drooping bulk of old Mrs. Biddle (her shape a slightly truncated pyramid like the vases, but a hundred times larger), the dispiriting declivity of her chest resting informally on the counter top as she cooed and simpered and laid her bejeweled hand proprietarily on his left biceps. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Wednesday, July 21, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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