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

As a couch potato, entirely imbued with ennui, he missed almost late afternoon the billion sparkles of the effulgent sunbeams on a high montane lake, which - because he was also a curmudgeon - he also missed by eschewing the very beauty of nature just on his front porch. (by docephesus)

5

So mesmerizing is the effulgence of the electronic screen that, in its flickering aura, billions of bipeds happily eschew all aspirations of locomotion, choosing to occupy instead that most blissful, stationary station: couch potato. (by Rudi)

4

Shawna Starr from a small town in Iowa managed to eschew a formal education and to become a highly knowledgeable autodidact astronomer by living for years as a couch potato and by watching on television Carl Sagan who first taught her that there were 'billions and billions' of stars in the universe, and not the few visible effulgent thousands. (by Sami)

3

Mycroft van Rijn, whose novel "The Couch Potato Famine" featured a scene in which a billion plumbers suddenly vanish in a cataclysmic supernova of effulgent light, found to his consternation one day that he couldn't get anyone to fix his toilet (for plumbers, as a rule, tended to eschew his company); and thus, in a strange way, his book had become a self-fulfilling prophecy. (by saintdufus)

2

Tell me he's a couch potato, tell me he eschews work and personal hygiene of any kind, but when he goes away, that's a rainy day (i.e., the effulgence just goes right out of it) and when he comes back the day is fine (the sun will shine like a billion bottles of gin), so like fish gotta swim and birds gotta fly, I can't help lovin' that man. (by cusheamus)

1

Mammy, my little mammy, were I not such an agoraphobic couch potato, eschewing any degree of physical exertion, and fearing still more the heate o' th' sun, I'd walk a billion old-fashioned British miles (not one step more, mind you) for one of your gap-toothed effulgent smiles. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, March 23, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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