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:


From the proposition that all men are peccable, that virtue is but a postiche ready to slip at any moment from its bald perch, you may retrodict the blunders of he who now woos you with his debonair charm and his silvery stories of a lucky perfect past. (by Rudi)


Worthington V. Hall IV, known to his intimates as Foppy, was initially rumored to be quite the ladies' man due to his debonair demeanor, but after he came out his friends used the information to retrodict his arguably peccable taste in music (Madonna and Lady Gaga ruled his iPod) and his obsession with grooming (he used a postiche to augment his already-impressive sideburns). (by Amalia)


Fin de si├Ęcle mores cautioned any gentleman aspiring to respectability against affixing a postiche upon his jowls, for if facial growth was not naturally abundant, peccable inbred unmanliness might well be retrodicted, and gaily debonair intercourse mistaken for the love that dare not speak its name. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, November 13, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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