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:

5

Cruel coquette, who smiles and looks pretty while my paphian yearnings go unrequited, much as a telegenic telecaster beams sterile composure in witnessing and reporting a foreign famine, manumit me from the irons of your surface charm before I am sunk, helpless, to benthic depths. (by Rudi)

4

O'er the depths of the benthos, some manatees lusty sailors, in paphian manner, tease and as mermaids are viewed, telegenically nude -- manumissions like this put a man... at ease. (by Justinnthyme40)

3

“Why would they broadcast this?” inveighed Mary Strait, “the non-telegenic cleric’s table like hatted toadstools, the punishment as benthic as the moral turpitude of the locum tenens of their unanimous vote – is this the meritorious manumission for saving him from his own paphian id – excommunication with castration?” (by docephesus)

2

Manumit me from this benthic love, my telegenic dominatrix, and let me be free from this paphian servitude forever. (by royscranton)

1

We were in the hide filming a young widgeon when Dave suddenly noticed benthic bubblings arising midstream, so waded in and was soon able to manumit this nymphette, Dolores, who had swum out for a skinny dip and caught her hair in some fishing line; and as you can now see from the footage here, her paphian sex appeal is quite arousingly telegenic. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Monday, January 24, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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