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:


If I equivocated in answering my boss's question it was because I knew this quarter's results would not satisfy his acharnement for profit; the thought of provoking his bilious temperament with a direct but unsatisfying report gave me the jimjams. (by Rudi)


Incredulity, jimjams and a deep bilious reflux overcame Msgr. Cardsup, the newest assignee to the prefect’s investigation, upon zealous comparison of multiple private photos and videos of the beastly acharnement wreaked by the crime syndicate on even innocent bystanders – many his faithful parishioners – and the forestalling equivocations of official secular media reporting. (by docephesus)


"Something about all this acharnement is giving me the jimjams," said Milford biliously (for though he could be peevish at times, Milford was not one to equivocate). (by saintdufus)


"I will see you back in the boardroom where someone will be fired", said the host and star of the new show 'Dancing with the Apprentice Idol', a tycoon not known for equivocating who caused some among us to feel bilious, others to suffer jimjams, and all of us to seek victory with acharnement. (by Sami)


Henry V did not for a moment equivocate but exhorted his men to 'stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage' - when he could of course more succinctly have incited acharnement, thereby allowing him to take time out to advise those cowardy custards coming over a mite bilious to have done with the jimjams and to show some soldierly fortitude. (by Et Seqq)


The avocado green and harvest gold (two bilious decorator colors from far back in the last century) made Jason feel quite queasy but, for his grandmother's sake, he equivocated on the question of whether they would make the guest bedroom more or less "cozy", his apparent lack of enthusiasm prompting Grandmother, whom Jason would never have pegged as bloodthirsty, to propose instead a combination of brick red and claret of such unavoidable acharnement that Jason, an Iraq vet, got a bad case of the jimjams and had to go outside for some fresh air. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Sunday, March 27, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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