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:

4

Being alone in the house with creepy Mr. Uren gave me a serious case of the fantods, so that I jumped at ordinary household noises (like the rinse cycle coming on in the washer) and it also resulted in my fidgeting industriously with all the items in my place setting but never actually eating any dinner, which made the already irritable Uren frankly spleenful about my entire branch of the family and our lack of appreciation for sophisticated dining, a subject on which he felt himself eminently qualified to pronounce on account of having once written an article for the "Lifestyle" section of the local paper about salted cod. (by cusheamus)

3

Although Igor's nosebleed was an eminently manageable condition, his spleenfulness was inborn and incurable: as the doctor pinched his nose to promote clotting, Igor protested "Oh why? No fair! Must you really?" in a nasal voice, and, as the doctor held the reddened nose fixed, its fidgety owner was soon overcome by the fantods, his frame jostling and trembling like a fresh-caught fish on a hook. (by Rudi)

2

Eminently unsuited to a viva voce, Jenkins fidgeted constantly, muttering and fumbling his way through a half-hearted defence of his thesis, and then - unwisely looking up - caught the spleenful eye of his external examiner, whereupon he immediately prostrated himself and begged for clemency - all in all, a fine textbook example of the screaming fantods at full throttle. (by Et Seqq)

1

Although old Professor S. was eminently qualified to hold forth on eastern philosophy, he was more suited to the written form than classroom instruction because of his spleenful temperament, which on his best days caused his students to fidget, and on his worst created in them a veritable fantod. (by kathological)
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