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:


We went to arrest the Chairman in his office on the top floor of an office building clearly designed by a triskaidekaphobic misanthrope: there was no thirteenth floor and no elevators either, so that by the time we got to the penthouse, our uniforms were damp with sweat and our heartbeats had started to blur together into a continuous thundering, drowning out the blandishments of DCS Mellon, who was indefatigable in his attempts to flatter and cajole us up the last eight flights of stairs. (by cusheamus)


“The Thirteen Blandishments” is a technique, devised by a misanthropic psychiatrist, for curing triskaidekaphobes of their irrational fears: it is a kind of torture in which the patient receives continual flattery (commencing every thirteen minutes) from a group of thirteen sycophants over a period of thirteen hours. (by Rudi)


The fans never saw through it in decades of blandishments and platitudes mouthed by the obsequious sports media but the continual success of Maximus Brutus, a star rugby league football player, was eventually revealed a result of his extreme fear and loathing of the opposite team, or indeed for any random grouping of thirteen people, given that he suffered from a rare combination of triskaidekaphobia and misanthropy. (by Sami)


The continual parade of blandishments strewn about the feet of the newly-promoted Snozbury only served to increase his misanthropic disdain for humanity; but after the twelfth pair of lips had smooched his tuckus, the superstitious vice-president suddenly realized he was on the verge of a triskaidekaphobic catastrophe, and promptly ducked into a broom closet. (by saintdufus)


With typical scalding cynicism now riveted on anyone's "loquacious yammering about triskaidekaphobia,” Loman Glumen’s misanthropic grousing about man's worthlessness proven again by fear of uncertainty, "here rendered in a futile nexus of phobic numerology and the inherent distraction of sports,” was drowned out by continual rousing blandishments from the noisy bleachers – for him to take the thirteenth position in line and similarly numbered basketball jersey – to which he acquiesced with, surprisingly, a newfound sense of team pride. (by docephesus)


The continual poundings of heavy metal rock reverberating from number thirteen did nothing to appease his misanthropic, triskaidekaphobic distrust of the squatters, whose neighbourly blandishments to come round and share a joint he found less difficulty in ignoring. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Tuesday, March 15, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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