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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Lenore drew closer, and Victor suddenly sensed that he had misconstrued her trembling for trepidation, when in fact his transformation into a lycanthrope had proved to be the catalyst that ignited violent stirrings of passion in her bosom. (by Amalia)


From your trepidation I gather you misconstrue my intentions, so let me assure you there is nothing to fear: I wear these fangs are merely an icebreaker, a novel catalyst for conversation—I am no lycanthrope and I have no designs on the ripe, succulent, quivering flesh of your neck. (by Rudi)


Despite the current cultural preoccupation with lycanthropes and vampires, Larry couldn't for the life of him remember what part, if any, moonlight played in catalyzing the transformation of a regular guy into a werewolf or some bloodsucking fiend who didn't like garlic, and the question was growing ever more urgent as he stood bathed in the cold light of the full moon watching with trepidation the long, coarse hair sprout on the backs of his hands and hoping against hope that he had miscontrued the sensation of long canine teeth poking into his lower lip. (by cusheamus)


Suffering as you do from a lycanthropic disorder the generous application of depilatory cream will not in itself serve as a catalyst in quieting your trepidation that friends and acquaintances may misconstrue your casual greetings as brute ululation. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, October 30, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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