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:


Perhaps his cortex harbored some cockamamie engram that caused him to remember umeshu as the choicest, the plummest of wines, but this neural infelicity was no excuse for impetuosity, in my opinion, and I began to have sinister thoughts when my dinner companion rushed to order the beverage despite my warning and promptly passed it to me, complaining he couldn't drink it as, alas, it was too sickeningly plummy. (by Rudi)


From the impetuous move of my powerful yet anxiety-driven boss in the middle of a chaotic corporate climate that somehow landed me in a plummy expense-paid easy position, to the sinister scandal that threw me right back where I was in no time, all the happenings of those dramatic 3 months carved an engram in me so deep it will stay with me for life. (by QuaQua)


Dexter, rightly, was not at all sinister, though a rashly impetuous minister; he ordained for his tummy Pruneaux d'Agen, so plummy.... left his engrams post-prandial in a stir ! (by Justinnthyme40)


With regard to the sermon, we caution pastors against curling the lip in a sinister, malevolent sneer, as we do against attempting any off-the-cuff comment or impetuous extemporisation , but exhort them to deliver the text verbatim, in sonorous, plummy monotones inducing sopor, with the aim of ensuring that the congregation may depart with no troubling engram to unsettle their digestion after Sunday lunch. (by Et Seqq)


Zach Torritolle, highly trained but now near stuporish, bolted up from the squeaky cot and tore impetuously at his stylish plummy Nike sachel (with not-so-innocuous contents: his lifelines of 8,000 euros, friendly Glock, five worn passports) but all the clues remained mute, as did the old blurry mirror in the dimly lit water closet (whatever that meant) with the contused right eye, dried blood in his nares, and forehead abrasions; but, what pounded his head like a bad rap bass was “la rue de… la rue de…”, the only flicker of an engram that could help him remain alive in something more sinister than he ever bargained for. (by docephesus)
The Quandary for Wednesday, December 29, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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