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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Nellie adds mojo to her meals with creative garnishes that are pretty without being twee, but today she's gone a bit nutty: she served Oatmeal Almondine for breakfast, Chicken Almondine for lunch, and Liver Almondine for dinner, causing her almond-allergic husband to spew some spleenful anti-almond bile as dessert. (by Rudi)


As an improbably pneumatic TV cook she really had the mojo and was today fluttering her lashes, pouting friskily, and the while creating the most tweely seductive julienne carrot slivers on her remarkably inexpensive plastic mandoline; but she had earlier spleenfully decried the sponsor's ratings initiative requiring her (in extreme close-up) to bend low over the garnished fish fillets as the credits rolled, thereby offering up a robust eyeful of cleavage almondine. (by Et Seqq)


Predictably, the children's TV show, "Teensy Flower Fairies in My Garden" was insufferably twee, making everyone all yeuky and squirmy (you could hardly concentrate on the presentation for all the scratching and shuddering!), so Victor used his considerable VP mojo and I used my mesmerizing almondine eyes on R. Manly Brunt's widow, Billie Jo, that spleenful old harridan, managing to persuade her to eighty-six the sucker and replace it with something less glutinously insulting to children's intelligence, which was quite a coup because she was a notoriously vainglorious woman who boasted that she was never wrong about children's programming and, as far as we knew, she had never before had a cheerful, matter-of-fact response to dissent of any kind. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Saturday, August 07, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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