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:


The clergy was used to his hector Although he was nice to one lector He'd beek and she'd swelter At the camp as he smelt'er -- An enfant terrible, that rector. (by QuaQua)


"Brigitte, in that scuba gear poolside with your proportions, you're an enfant terrible, bebe," hectored Serge as he posed to beek like a solar god in the oppressive Saint-Tropez glare, but his brain and the jurisdiction of his polyester speedo sweltered and shriveled in nervous, endless rounds instead; Bardot had him in a bardo state as the sun punished away consciousness. (by whysolofi)


What one does beneath the sun -- whether one beeks in its rays or swelters in its heat -- is a choice, and so the enfant terrible chooses to accept the hectoring that comes with fame, perceiving each jab against his nonconformity as a kind of light. (by Rudi)


On this first day of September, as the temperature in the mid-Atlantic region heads for a sweltering 97 degrees Fahrenheit and the Usbekistanis beek in the glow of their Independence Day, let us observe a moment of silence in honor of the underpaid elementary school teachers soon to return to the seething olla podrida of their work environments, the mob of enfants terribles in the classroom, the bullying, hectoring parents outside, and the battalions of self-important school administrators everywhere proclaiming themselves. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Wednesday, September 01, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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