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:


I’m happy to not supersede You the vanguard who’s near Ganymede For your bricolage prose My adience knows No bounds, I’m a lickspittle, heed! (by QuaQua)


The literature on the effectiveness of brown nosing was, until Dr. Lickspittle, a bricolage of conjecture and sketchy data, but Lickspittle's work superseded, in fact eclipsed all that had come before it (and did so with a near-zero research budget!), showing beyond a doubt that potential test subjects, asked to participate in an unpaid psych study, demonstrate abience (not the hoped-for adience) in response to gross flattery by a bald, potbellied researcher who smells of whiskey and stale perfume. (by Rudi)


A clique of adient lickspittle wordmongers advanced once again in single file towards the Master's tantalising little stack of adventitious lexical bricolage, each servile drudge impelled to supersede by dint of minimal exertion the unproductive concatenation already laboriously contrived by an injudicious vanguard. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, October 10, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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