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:


If I'm no longer my ridibund self – if I haven't laughed in aeons – it's because a seemingly interminable affair with veganism (and with a toothsome vegan) has been starving me of the succulent contentation of beef tenderloin. (by Rudi)


The Aeon Makaria, most cheerful of the Emanations of God, was having a very good day, even for her, of the kind where she found everything deeply satisfying in a way that made her laugh aloud, and it was in this state of ridibund contentation that she encountered the aftermath of a duel between Crassus and Deldo (both of them bleeding profusely from brisket to tenderloin) and changed the course of the Battle of Basternae by laughing at them. (by cusheamus)


After the delicate texture of Ambroise Thomas’ Mignon at the Met, they had diner, and to their contentation they found a table for two, and they set down and to amuse herself, the lovely and always ridibund Apolline ordered a Filet Mignon, while René stuck to his favorite one, Chateaubriand, and while waiting they kept salivating and talking, he thinking about the thick steak cut from the tenderloin, sliced into thin strips and topped with melted butter and parsley and Béarnaise sauce, and as it took some time until their stakes arrived, they had a lovely conversation exchanging ideas about Goethe’s ‘Wilhelm Meister’ and Faust and Plato’s aeon, his eternal world of ideas, and so engaged in conversation, from some distance, their words seemed to be singing a graceful duet. (by antoniadeldebbio)


'How do you do, aeons ain't it?' enquired the toff phatically, myopically addressing a tenderloin that was still shifting somewhat uneasily on his plate, and immediately reducing his neighbour (a defenseless hyperglast) to ridibund and infectious paroxysms - much to the relieved contentation of the hostess, who had been on tenterhooks, fearing that her guests might be displeased to find the pork a trifle rare. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, September 26, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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