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:


When Rama decided to go after the elusive deer that disappeared into the gloaming, Lakshman remonstrated: "You will not find him past the septempartite seas for he does not exist, so stop, no matter how concupiscible Sita's joy to you." (by QuaQua)


The proud painter hoped that his silhouette #5 of an evening beachwalker, her figure barely visible in the gloaming but betraying sufficient detail to be perceived as concupiscible, would inspire lust in all suitably inclined viewers, leading them to such a height of aesthetic frustration that they might remonstrate against the incorporeality of the image and curse the terrible flatness of the canvas itself—their critical attention thus being diverted from the other works in the artist's septempartite exploration of sin, a highly ambitious project which he was too slothful to complete. (by Rudi)


Eve, replete with concupiscent lust, remonstrated with Adam who just, 'til the gloaming crepuscular in the garden arbuscular, Deadly Sins (septempartite) discussed. (by Justinnthyme40)


Pitiful indeed, Chip’s now least concupiscible position having remonstrated for extra time on the final day of math exams (fittingly at the gloaming - the sunset of any remnant of concentration to doodle yet another geometric proof theorem), “Just answer the question,” we all jeered - If all the famous dwarfs took a position equidistant around a circle would the resulting septempartite angles be even? (by docephesus)


After yet another ten-hour workday (followed by a 90-minute commute), Peter sat on his terrace in the peaceful, firefly-speckled gloaming pining for a three-day weekend while simultaneously remonstrating with himself about his laziness and lack of enthusiasm for his job, finally drifting off into a delightfully concupiscible fantasy about replacing the septempartite week with one of only five days, where the weekends were separated by only three business days. (by cusheamus)


Mythology informs us that it was of no avail for Herod to remonstrate with his concupiscible appetite on beholding Salome's lasciviously unveiled septempartite dance, which as the evening wore on became barely visible in the gloaming. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Tuesday, January 18, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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