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:


Citing her linguistic blunders as evidence of inexcusable hebetude, critics regularly announce the death of her political career, sometimes even claiming to hear plangent funeral bells toll in her name, but the candidate always achieves a palingenesis, rising again and exciting her constituents by promising to defend them against new assaults on their rights, most recently that of tmesis, a sacred and unrefudiable American right which, she reminds her freedom-loving followers, “is guaran-damn-teed by the constitution!” (by Rudi)


'Refudiate' is (to me, Sis) tmesis -- a re-born palin-sarah-genesis; displays of dull hebetude reflect mental habitude -- thus portending a plangent kinesis ? (by Justinnthyme40)


In a fertile case of germ-innate tmesis, the plenti-seed-ful soil harboured slumbering weeping willows in herbaceous hebetude till the skies cried for their plangent palingenesis. (by Guizo)


Overcoming his hebe-whatever-atti-tude, after an hour's plangent groaning he bestirred himself to recast the blue-pencilled article on 'A Palingenesis of the Offensive Tmesis; or the Born-a-bloody-gain Expletive', but that only at the instigation of his editor, who had required extensive cuts. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, December 01, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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