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:


"Oh dear", said Mrs. Benson fretfully as she closed the window to keep out the aguish drafts of the late November evening, "Cyril is mounting the front steps again", which didn't seem to Adelaide to be cause for her friend's disrupted comity, but then Mrs. Benson continued, "I'm afraid he has been buying Viagra or some other philter on the black market again", and Adelaide understood at once the undownable necessity of getting poor Cyril inside the house and out of the public eye as soon as possible. (by cusheamus)


Dad lost his undownable sense of hospitality and exhibited an uncharacteristic lack of comity in chasing Mrs. Iyer out of the house as she started to reason that Kumar's fever symptoms were due to the aguish effects of the philter that "his" Kamala must have fed him. (by QuaQua)


This potion, this philter will leave her with feelings of love's aguish fever, undownable comity (supernal and... comet-y), unmatched as a harmony weaver. (by Justinnthyme40)


In matters of romance our hero was thought to be undownable—indeed the impassive bachelor had never fallen for any of his stunning admirers—until one morning at the café, just as he was dunking his breakfast scone, he started to sweat, and then to tremble, after which aguish symptoms, now bereft of all comity, he proceeded to bark and moan for the attention of his new beloved, the homely barista who had served him a “philtered” coffee. (by Rudi)


No sooner had I downed the philter - a love potion of undownable efficacy - than I was overcome by more than mere comity on beholding an ice maiden of demure allure, and readily forsook civility for instant gratification, mounting her in aguish embrace. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, December 11, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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