Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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As Emeritus Professor I find it insufferable to be expected to hold colloquy with such a jejune ignoramus, a callow Johnny-come-lately cheechako in our discipline, mantled in unknowing. (by Et Seqq)


Having grown up beside a fireplace in the icy Northeast (my knowledge of tropical environments deriving exclusively from the atlas on the mantle), I was a complete cheechako when I first arrived in Hawaii: my surfing skills were jejune, and my mispronunciation of Aloha did not help me engage the locals in colloquy. (by Rudi)


Tadi said, "For a cheechako, the guy was skookum, you know, not like peshak child, he brought many paseese to the potlatch", by which he meant that George, although a newcomer to Alaska, was a really good guy, not jejune like a tiresome child, but savvy, knowing not to come empty-handed to the colloquy, but to bring blankets or mantles to give as gifts. (by cusheamus)


The congresswoman form Arizona proved herself both a cheechako and a moron when, taking up the mantle of environmentalist at the House Armed Services Committee colloquy, she questioned the General about carbon emissions on the battlefield and suggested, in a most jejune manner, that clubbing or knifing the enemy would be a more effective environmental choice. (by gumo420)


The cheechako rustler was easily marked by his moth-eaten mantle and jejune contributions to the pre-ride colloquy. (by captainthunderbeard)
The Quandary for Thursday, August 05, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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