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

The drug triggered in Martin something of a poetic afflatus, transforming a farouche and tentative fellow into a tenacious bard, hellbent on voicing his divine inspiration as if he were certain the accolades follow shortly. (by Rudi)

4

In earlier years the praises were replete, accolades for performance and service – community, church, school; then came the adolescent’s nightmare of potential failure, deliberately misinterpreted as a divining of self-release – an afflatus to unravel inhibitions – thereby fueling a tenaciously idiosyncratic iconoclasm publicly exposed as the farouche maladaptation to the responsibilities at hand. (by docephesus)

3

The leader of the religious republic spoke mildly, or even gently, of his afflatus and old-age wisdom and that was enough to convince the more farouche among the citizenry, but he also had at his disposal large cohorts of thugs to repress the more tenacious, a dual strategy of faith and force which won him the accolade of every despot in the world. (by Sami)

2

Although Reverend Flurber had received many accolades for his tenacious and passionate preaching to the wild and farouche people of West Gromit, it was generally agreed that the "fire in the belly" of his sermons sprang more from flatus than afflatus; that is to say, from expiration rather than inspiration. (by saintdufus)

1

Seemingly endowed with angelic afflatus on each and every stage appearance, she soon became accustomed to the extravagent accolades of her audience, but never overcame a certain innate faroucheness that the most devotedly tenacious of her many fans still found quite irresistibly demure even after all these years. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Monday, March 28, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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