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:


Among the spuria splattered throughout this biography of Mr. Pollack is the assertion that the painter suffered a cacoethes for Coco Krispies and would have traveled any distance, even a longinquity, for the euphoria induced by Snap, Crackle, and Pop. (by Rudi)


At the Academy of the Fine Arts, Richard was moved to tears by the longinquity in the vistas painted by the Hudson River School artists (who eschewed the spuria of the cities and celebrated the truth of the natural world) and he experienced a cacoethes for the great out-of-doors, an agromania that, in prospect, seemed exhilaratingly easy to satisfy but, alas, his fresh air-induced euphoria only lasted until the first heavy rainfall. (by cusheamus)


Cacoethes scribendi, howsoever lawful and innocuous a pastime in itself, can never excuse the fabrication of literary spuria; and that fleeting illicit euphoria engendered on having penned such compulsive chicanery, only indigent precocity glozed by an exonerating longinquity may excuse - witness the sadly posthumous reputation of Thomas Chatterton. (by Et Seqq)


The year was 1849 and publicized personal testimonies of instant wealth from the gold rush seized the imagination of many and created across the nation a general euphoria and a cacoethes to head west, as few were deterred by the journey's longinquity or by the recent revelations that many of these stories were nothing more than insidious spuria planted in newspapers by unscrupulous Californian real estate promoters and picks and shovels salesmen. (by Sami)


At my mother’s involuntary commitment hearing, the exasperated judge chided the expert witness about his “unreferenced spuria spawning psychiatric detritus about pharmacologically unresponsive cacoethes that agitated her to predictable manic euphoria,” and mocked that "as such an opinion's propinquity is to ejectible quibble, perhaps the asylum’s longinquity is shorter for him than her." (by docephesus)
The Quandary for Saturday, January 29, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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