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:


The new CEO was expected to demonstrate a nearly alchemical power to transform the company, but he offended the longtime employees through his fatuous dismissal of their enchorial traditions, and within a month was forced to avail himself of the generous terms of his golden parachute. (by Rudi)


Jeff Robertson, a native of the midsection of New Jersey and also an enchorial product of Edward P. Munroe Community College, had seemed doomed to a meager life in the lower middle management of AT&T until this little difficulty with the poorly-maintained company plane and now, floating gently down the sky underneath his literal and metaphorical golden parachute, he passed the time happily imagining what he was going to do with the enormous amount of compensatory damages he'd get from the company, even hoping he might break a leg upon landing, secure in the alchemical ability of the American legal system to turn even modest suffering into large sums of money and, after all, hadn't his fatuous employer (who had delightfully gone down with the plane) repeatedly said, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." (by cusheamus)


When poor old Carstairs made the fatuous suggestion that our new prestigious executive housing development should retain its ancient enchorial appellation 'Cesspit Hole' it was obviously high time to let him go, and then it took him only a few months of reverse alchemy to transmute his golden parachute into worthless shares. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Friday, November 12, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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