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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At the bi-weekly Pleasantpoint Middle School math faculty conference, when Mrs. Samian advanced the proposition that there is too much talking in class – that only the silent contemplation the “divine symmetry of the perfect trigon” could uplift young students from their geometric savagery and “roborate their obtuse, faltering minds” – several other teachers deemed the comment tendentious if not downright one-sided because it ignored (now quoting a draft of the department chair's reprimand note to Mrs. Samian) “the different but equally special virtues of n-gons with n > 3.” (by Rudi)


The Trigon Har consulted with his two colleagues concerning the possibility of moving the center of framiggle manufacture to Zarplon IV, knowing that Trigon Nalt's negative response would be dictated by his tendentious inclination to parsimony, but at the same time hoping that with Trigon Solu's support he could persuade Nalt to see that the expense and inconvenience of such a move would be offset by its roborant effect on the local economy and much-needed uplift of the depressed population. (by cusheamus)


When in 1937 a certain composer published his tendentious 'Craft of Musical Composition' as a clarion call to the roborant and enduring powers of tonality, some were not uplifted, crafting the dismissive trigon: 'Hindemith? - her damit, weg damit!' (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, October 09, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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