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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At the beginning of the marriage, Felix found much to venerate in Sandra, and vice versa, since each partner then considered the other as whole person, a gestalt--complex, mysterious, and irreducible--but in a decade of life together, their shared appreciation has turned to noodging--to the enumeration and dissection of failed promises--and now, whenever they are exposed to the irritant of each other's complaints, they suffer a joint allergic fit, and there is no mithridate that can restore their health, no mithridate they have yet discovered. (by Rudi)


See, when Max said that the mithridate he had in a little silver flask in his inside jacket pocket was an antidote to every poison, I thought he said "antidote to every person", so since we were on the way to Thanksgiving dinner at the Wilkins' (whom he absolutely venerates because of their wealth and I, on the other hand, despise because of how boring they are), I noodged him until he gave me a gulp or two of it and, although it didn't mitigate my boredom and irritation with the hosts, it apparently did protect me from Marie's bacteria-laden sausage stuffing, so that I was able to enjoy the whole medical emergency gestalt thing from the perspective of the only person in the house not throwing up. (by cusheamus)


My good friends, this wondrous panacea is no ordinary medicine but a mithridate of universal efficacy, guaranteed to cure - or preserve you from - every known and unknown malignancy, whether ailment, disease, physical infirmity or mental incapacity and - no, do not think to noodge me for the recipe, madam, but on bended knee venerate the genius (my good self, as it happens) who has laboured so incessantly to create without consideration of earthly reward, this irreducible Gestalt, this divine melody of herbal simples, and for you, my dear lady, only a shilling a bottle. (by Et Seqq)


"Your little brother may be a noodge, and you don't need to venerate him or anything, but his painting is truly gestaltic, showing that colors combined in the right way can be almost a mithridate for jaded art critics' eyes, so you should congratulate him." (by iasaff)
The Quandary for Tuesday, November 23, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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