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:

5

With striking verisimilitude the actor portrayed the prolific but foul-stitching tailor, a man whose acharnement in completing a new garment far surpassed his legerity in handling seam allowances. (by Rudi)

4

Jadine, a local seamstress, who albeit possessing academic legerity in youth remained with her elderly parents as denizens of the metropolis’ poorest neighborhoods, so despised the vicious acharnement of the local illegal dog fights that she offered canine body capes with a special seam allowance that cannily deflected direct bites – discovered in her own mock verisimilitude of a fight between her and her collie. (by docephesus)

3

Amid the general mindless acharnement of the ravening zombie horde, there lurked one zombie, gentler and more sensitive than the rest, who bore a greater verisimilitude to actual life, and retained as well some lingering legerity of mind; and Desmond was his name, and he was fond of needlework and embroidery, and as happy discussing such nuances of the textile arts as appliqué and seam allowances as he was in devouring human brains. (by saintdufus)

2

Harold, normally a placid man, and never subject to fits of rage or to wild-eyed acharnement, proved, despite his wonted legerity of understanding, seemingly incapable of comprehending the necessity of a generous seam allowance, berating his Savile Row tailor for wilful wastage in fabricating his bespoke worsted vicuna wool suit, and claiming that anyone stepping out so shoddily habilimented would be denied any verisimilitude of elegance. (by Et Seqq)

1

When I finally awoke in the intensive care unit (with a new steel plate installed in my head) and saw that the surgeon had sloppily sewn up my forehead with an inch-wide seam allowance bearing the verisimilitude of an industrial-strength zipper, it did not require too much legerity of mind on my part to instruct my attorneys to sue the feckless scoundrel with unrelenting acharnement. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Saturday, March 26, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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