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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As for the film score, it is ear candy of worst sort, for while its intention is to appeal, its effect is to infect: see, as I try to describe its pleonastic lyrics, I fall into repetitive redundancy, and as I try to comment on its maudlin sentiment, I start to sweat in self-pity; to cool off, I would fast run naked through an icy fog, if only there were pogonips here in Pleasantville! (by Rudi)


Being in Professor Perley's class on the vapor capacity of air (in Meteorology 101) was not at all taxing because this much-loved pleonast, tender-hearted to the point of seeming maudlin much of the time, had such a low opinion of the intelligence of undergraduates that he said everything at least half a dozen times to give them a fighting chance of keeping up, and was at this moment warbling one of his famous strings of synonyms ("ice fog, frost fog, frost flake, pogonip, rime fog, air hoar. . .") which unfortunately, like elevator music, mostly served as ear candy, a soothing background noise for the students busy texting each other (except for a couple who later swore they heard him say "air whore" and later became meteorologists in the hope of tracking down this elusive phenomenon). (by cusheamus)


As an ostensibly superfluous governmental consultant adviser on tautological pleonasm only recently made redundant, in addition to being presented at the farewell leave-taking party with a rather nice repeater clock I was gifted as an added bonus (free, gratis and for nothing) a morsel of audio ear candy, a sugared sweetener in the form of Steve Reich's pluvial 'It's Gonna Rain'; and perhaps because I was tearful and in maudlin mood, feeling mawkishly sentimental, I charitably mailed it on to my friend Bert, aware of his insatiable pleonexia for ever more phased minimalism, isolated as he is deep within some mountain valley of the western United States, his only neighbour a native indiginous American whom he occasionally glimpses through the freezing, swirling miasma of the chill, nebulous, decidedly nippy, pogonip. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Monday, December 06, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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