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:


Dr. Grogsby, whose pharisaical attachment to the Hippocratic oath was such that he would rattle it off ostentatiously at the slightest provocation while blithely violating most of its principles, had in a drawer in his office a random and not particularly clean accumulation of truly antediluvian surgical instruments (made of wood, bone, ivory, and what looked like bronze rather than steel or plastic) and it was this adventitious farrago that he stirred around and turned over in search of something sharp to address the wart on Buddy's upper lip. (by cusheamus)


Clutching the antediluvian grammar textbook she once studied herself, still unable to distinguish the principled guidelines from the adventitious taboos together mixed in this farraginous faded volume, the schoolteacher thrusts each of its strictures, with pharisaical zeal, alike upon her students. (by Rudi)


Dear External Examiner, In noting your adventitious and summary demolition of my recently submitted thesis, to wit, its 'farraginous cobbling together of labile secondary sources', I would remind you that, however understandable may be your antedeluvian distaste for web-orientated research, being myself privy to the feeble-witted plagiarism that bulks out your own impoverished array of published ephemera, I find your outright condemnation a touch pharisaical. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, October 20, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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