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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An altruist is one who will divagate from his own objectives to help another person, considering the opportunity a reward in itself: not necessarily a gift from god, but still spiritually inflected—a numinous lagniappe. (by Rudi)


All together now ... We three kings of Orient are bearing lagniappes divagate far; altruistic (euphuistic ! ) questing yon numinous star. O star nocturnal star so awed, regal pulchritude unflawed, to Occident us orient let lux perfecta be explored. (by Justinnthyme40)


'Twas the season for lagniappe, so retired Senator Billy Bob Dupont's secretary was busy tucking fifty-dollar bills into envelopes for the various service providers and delivery persons who together constituted the support system for his large, rambling estate, Divagating Acres, hoping the recipients would think of him as altruistic rather than manipulative, to which end she included a Christmas photo of the Senator and his family, expensively dressed and smiling their media-savvy smiles - spectacular, inscrutable and numinously refined. (by cusheamus)


As she divagated about the mall, tempted on all sides by luxury items made further desirable by the lagniappe lure (no extra charge!) of frosted sprigs of plastic holly, a glittering Christmas tree bauble, or a gold-foil chocolate-flavoured chocolate, she experienced once again that seasonal sense of the numinous inseparable from the divine altruism embodied in such heart-warming gifts. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, December 22, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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