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:


My drinking got her dander up, and boy she made a hoo-ha about it, telling me I deserved a permanent version of the katzenjammer I'd suffer in the morning, but all her angry fuss was wormwood to me, a bitter taste which only another scotch could flush away. (by Rudi)


The hooha surrounding Obama, when elected, was crass katzenjammer; now folk get up their dander and, all het up, share candour with wormwood and gall in their clamour. (by Justinnthyme40)


Here, again, the ravenous media swarmed me, some hyped hoo-ha for a stale Oval Office episode of a New Year’s indecorous katzenjammer (just indict the liquid Hogmanay), barricading my face with black microphone covers – that on queue miraculously coalesce as nodular florets of rotting broccoli or more fittingly wormwood – and to think I once proudly oozed among that vanward dander of bad protocol. (by docephesus)


'You've really got my dander up,' the medic exclaimed irritably, 'making such a hoo-ha, grousing on about slings and arrows, the grotesque injustices of life, its surfeit of wormwood and gall - such a confounded, eleventh-hour katzenjammer - just hold still while I secure the restraints'. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Friday, January 07, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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