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:


With effluvia wafting backstage from the livestock lineup, one cocky job candidate (a linguistics student already cautioned twice about chanting without punctuated cadence) failed with rubicund face a final try – his circuitous style an inapposite circumbendibus for the vocation endeavored – and exited with a fluky back twist off the auctioneer’s block into, perhaps symbolically, a temporary husbandry mixen. (by docephesus)


My face rubicund from an awful feeling of shame for my friend, I sat in the crowd and watched her endeavour to topple her opponent into the fresh mixen, both mud-wrestlers running circuitously around the ring, and I reflected how desperate (and dark) her fortunes had turned since her days as a white-shoe investment banker. (by Sami)


Endeavoring to present the abandoned estate at 155 Pleasantville Ave., sometimes known as “the 12 Acre Mixen,” in the most flattering (i.e. least dung-filled) light possible, J. J. Tipson of Rapture Properties, LLC. took prospective buyers on a circuitous tour of the grounds, but when his eyes and nose failed to detect a cluster of landmines during a recent showing, he left the premises with a newly rubicund complexion, having lost a deal and a decent pair of shoes. (by Rudi)


In endeavouring to extricate myself from the vast, steaming mixen, taking a somewhat circuitous route in order to negotiate around the fouler, fresher porcine deposits, I sensed that my exertions might have lent a becoming rubicund glow to my young cheeks. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, February 27, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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