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:


The architects froze, stricken by the perverse rhomboidal concrete foundation ahead – the plinth for their future rectangular hotel – realizing the imbroglio with the unctuous marketers of a foreign contractor over which blueprints would prevail defined a horrid loss by, in fact, their staying reticent to clarify why no candy appeared several times when they answered “Sure!” to the offer in broken English: “You prefer lozenge?” (by docephesus)


I responded to his unctuous flattery with reticence, fearing the complications that might result from humoring this oily king of misquotation: to restrain my biting remarks and any consequent imbroglio, I sucked extra hard on a conveniently distracting throat lozenge. (by Rudi)


After sucking on the scopolamine lozenge for ten minutes, Mudd, usually very reticent when it came to discussing his criminal past, became unstoppably talkative and Officer Phillips learned, among many other things, that the scars on Mudd's hands and face were the result of an imbroglio between the prison guards and the residents of Cell Block 4 in 1983, a notorious incident that turned out to have been precipitated when one of the guards slipped on a bar of soap, still unctuous from the shower, that Mudd himself had thrown into the hallway. (by cusheamus)


While the magic lozenge of lubricity was gently dissolving in my mouth I found that, for all my innate shyness and reticence, I became increasingly drawn to the unreserved expression of unctuous blandishments, eventually explaining away the furious imbroglio besetting our ménage à trois as but a cordial alternation of sexual partners. (by Et Seqq)


In a frenzied fit, I drove forty minutes to the nearest drugstore to find out from a pharmacist why is it that throat lozenges are usually hard instead of unctuous, but when I arrived and put the question to her, she was reticent in her reply and observed curtly that it was not her job to worry about drug company practices, trivia or imbroglios. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Friday, February 11, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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