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:


When Wanda realized that her romance with Jack was just a vagary, that she was dating a stuffed shirt, that she would find nothing extraordinary in the heart of this officious office drone, no nacreous prize behind the shell of this pompous paper-pusher, she discharged her sorrow in the composition of song lyrics, her first effort beginning, “You say doole, I say dole...” (by Rudi)


Doole surrounded the workplace as the persnickety stuffed shirt subjected the management to the vagaries of his whims, taking down the much adored nacreous wall adornment to embellish his office instead. (by SunnyBee)


On the television, some pompous, blathering stuffed shirt was shouting with faked enthusiasm about cold fronts, so Abe switched it off and stood in the dark looking out the bedroom window, where his dooleful expression changed slowly to soothed and cheerful as he watched the nacreous moon caught in the bare tree branches and the little silvery clouds propelled hither and thither by small vagaries of the wind, presaging fine, cool weather tomorrow. (by cusheamus)


'Flow, my tears,' crooned the melancholy lutenist of doole beneath an ebony sky inlaid with an iridescent, nacreous moon, as he endured the vagaries of courtly preferment by those obsequious stuffed shirts who disdained him still. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, November 06, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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