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

Lusting for lucre, pugnacious Paul peddles pepos to every person in proximity – punching those who refuse to pay for his gourds. (by Rudi)

5

By the time I had carefully examined six plump pepos for ripe perfection the stallholder was growing irascible, verging on the pugnacious, advancing towards me with such menace that I found his earthy proximity quite unsettling; whereupon, pocketing the grubby local lucre with which I was about to pay, I beat a quick retreat. (by Et Seqq)

4

Quimby was seldom pugnacious, but when the Brobdingnagian pumpkin that he had carefully guarded all season vanished the night before the county fair, only to turn up on the grand prize pedestal galardoned with ribbons bespeaking lucre and with his hated neighbor's name affixed, he lashed out at both man and pepo, and then fell into a fit of howling conniptions that quite discombobulated all the ladies in his proximity. (by Amalia)

3

Although I offered him a golden guinea to do it, it was not desire for lucre that prompted Bertram to hurl that pepo at Mordred's head; rather, he let fly the gourd from sheer pugnacity, and it burst against Mordred's astonished pate with such vehemence that no one in the rector's immediate proximity escaped the pulpy deluge. (by saintdufus)

2

After the judges exited the agriculture annex, the triumphant younger grower’s team seemed as pugnacious as their defeated older rival when, due to the proximity of their display booths, retaliatory lobbing of pepos at each other over a few aisles commenced as symbolic of the dismal lack of lucre from exhibiting cucumbers, melons and squash at the state fair. (by docephesus)

1

The pugnacious citizens refuted our claim that their fruit could be properly categorised as "pepo", despite its obvious proximity to the cucumber or melon, and regardless of any amount of logic or lucre we applied. (by townxelliot)
The Quandary for Wednesday, March 30, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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