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 I deprehended him in a Google trance, searching for a local expert in "deauration," I wondered if the term might have a homograph (no), or if it could be a misspelling for some less extravagant decorative endeavor (not likely), and soon I understood that Jack, ever my adversary in matters of household budgeting, was planning our next major spending initiative – golden! (by Rudi)


Only at the last minute did she deprehend him, for when Lady C left a note for Wendell to "Take the lead in window cleaning," she had no idea his homographic confusion would lead him to entirely remove her preciously deaurated frames and send them to the chemist--whom she secretly thought her worst adversary. (by royscranton)


"I object to this object!", cried Mr. Murchison homographically, as he gestured toward a Faberge egg that someone had dusted with glitter (talk about deaurating the lily!), "and I shall deprehend the scoundrel who did this and see that she is subjected to the full adversarial force of the criminal justice system." (by cusheamus)


'I recognise that you object to my having deprehended you, my criminal adversary,' said Policeman Plod, 'and that you now question the object of my wielding this treasured object, my gilded truncheon; but as a subject of the King you are subject to the law and if you do not come quietly I shall be obliged not only to to deaurate you with a sturdy thwack, but for the record to record that you have made no effort to arrest my homographic incontinence - so you are under arrest.' (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, January 23, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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