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:

6

When Drill Sergeant Smith's military flattop showed its first signs of frazzled enlargement (in what was just the beginning of his Kafkaesque transmogrification into shock-headed drag queen), the cadets anticipated a dance-filled interregnum from his ruthlessly strict command. (by Rudi)

5

During the interregnum between Ancient Languages Division chairmen, we tried to refrain stereotyping the anxious interim professor’s shock-headed, oddly braided coif as symbolic of what might befall us in his promised lectures on koine Greek pseudepigrapha, but after the first lecture – a fiendish Kafkaesque exegesis of second century Roman-era liturgies – did his antisocial proclivities emerge as a ruthless imposition of his mindset as normative. (by docephesus)

4

In the interregnum between my grandmother's death and my mother's taking over the management of the household, my mother ruthlessly eliminated all possible competition (including her own sister, her two cousins, and even my grandparents' raggedy, shock-headed housekeeper) by the simple expedient of sending them all to the county seat to navigate the Kafkaesque bureaucracy of the County Clerk's Office, ostensibly to clear up the question of title to the Overbrook property, but really to get them all out of the way long enough to insure that she could consolidate power and assume control. (by cusheamus)

3

During the brief interregnum between one teacher leaving the classroom and another arriving, one shock-headed, gabby little urchin mounted the dais to give a ruthlessly accurate impersonation of the beetle-browed games master administering a scornful rebuke to some tearful new boy trembling in Kafkaesque dread and a small towel at the unfamiliar prospect of an immodest communal bath. (by Et Seqq)

2

In the royal free-for-all which made up the late 17th century English interregnum, the ruthlessly ambitious and none-too-clever Lord Nethersby put forth a gangling shock-headed youth whose name, Nordlick the Obscure, hinted at the kind of surreal and Kafkaesque scenario which might unfold should his coronation go through. (by saintdufus)

1

"I am not only the hair company's president, I am also a customer" was a brilliant apropos commercial slogan BUT did it conveniently gloss over the Kafkaesque interregnum, fraught with ruthless internecine battles, which elevated the new president to his position and simultaneously metamorphosed his skull from shiny Q-ball to lush shock-headedness? (by Sami)
The Quandary for Saturday, March 19, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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