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:


In better economic times, the demesne just released on the market (a former “ancient demesne” or “demesne of the Crown”) that lay nestled in a bucolic valley – it’s acceptation of beneficent heritage entrenched in the Crown’s documentation for centuries as heartily as the cattle masticating rich grasses quietly thereabouts – would never have been marketed like so many of the surrounding modern ersatz farmland estates were forced to now. (by docephesus)


In an act of ersatz generosity, trusting I did not know the acceptation of "demesne," and that I would not bother to masticate, let alone swallow and internalize the fine (but tough) print of our agreement, the landowner let me rent his cottage for pennies but charged me a fortune for crossing the grounds to enter it. (by Rudi)


"Welcome to my demesne!" bellowed Ignatius proudly, as he ushered us into his townhouse (which he had invariably described as "Elizabethan", masticating the word as though he were chewing on an exotic fruit, but which was certainly not at all "Elizabethan" in the common acceptation of the term, what with its ersatz particle board half-timbering and the extruded plastic window mullions). (by cusheamus)


'Welcome, my dear friends, welcome to our humble hermitage,' boomed Igor Ivorovitch, gesturing grandly at his nouveau-riche, stockbroker belt demesne, as we were ushered by two surly serfs into the Great Hall with its ersatz marble columns, a gallery of freshly-limned ancestors, and an awaiting bevy of twittering, underage lovelies; 'although I grant you that by your impoverished British acceptation, 'humble' is perhaps not quite the mot juste' he added with a leer at once disparaging and encouraging , masticating greedily on an obese cigar of wholly suspect provenance. (by Et Seqq)


It was of utmost priority for my wife Philomena and myself to gain acceptation among the high pillars of Monte-Carlo society, and we were thus quite crestfallen when the news (alas true) spread around the principality that the porticoes and pediments adorning our demesne, an ersatz renaissance palazzo we had just had constructed, were made not of fine Italian marble but of faux-painted papier-mâché, literally masticated paper. (by Sami)


Lord Housington fretted about the grounds, surveying the general desuetude of his demesne and bemoaning its low chance of acceptation into the Register of Historic Places, now that dandelions sprouted from every formerly manicured path and the ersatz wishing well had been so thoroughly masticated by the family hounds. (by Amalia)
The Quandary for Tuesday, March 01, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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