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:


It is irrefutable that when the divine artificer created man on earth he schemed to parlay him to a paradisal state, namely the heavenly potlatch, where the seasoned exalted would shower beatitudes on recent arrivees, whose newly sanctified humility would instantly (and thenceforth for all eternity, so perhaps waxing wearisome?) beget a reciprocal lavishment of superabundant blessings. (by Et Seqq)


Past parlaying of powerful partnership positions left the arrogant artificers irrefutably ignored at the their own potlatch. (by captainthunderbeard)


A competitive artificer, he accepted no product as irrefutably optimal, but conceived all prior art as a potlatch, and himself as a guest at this great party, feasting on the ideas of other inventors only so he could parlay them into an even greater offering of his own. (by Rudi)


Once again, the big investment banks are holding Wall Street's corrupt version of the potlatch, a high stakes game of chicken where they risk everything, but are secretly confident that they will be bailed out well short of destitution, parlaying their connections to the highest levels of government into official statements of support and what seem to the frightened middle class to be official and irrefutable arguments (put together by highly-paid artificers who justify con men for a living) against letting the banks fail. (by cusheamus)


The unscrupulous artificer (whose lack of scruples was irrefutable) fully intended to parlay his potlatch invitation. (by aebphoto)
The Quandary for Monday, July 26, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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