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

Up on the street the chap was distastefully unctuous about us signing his petition to halt subway expansion, but down here this wacky meshuggener has us antsy with his deranged larrikin antics, especially the illegal jumping down onto the tracks for media attention. (by docephesus)

5

Faced with a larrikin crowd of drunks, the warm-up tried every gambit, now unctuously playing to the gallery, now acting the zany meshuggener - complete with pratfalls and random gurning - but the audience remained antsy, heckling constantly until he lost his bottle and scuttled off. (by Et Seqq)

4

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Ch. Marlborough's Larrikin of Glendale and his brother Whizbang certainly lived up to their names - being boisterous little creatures who got antsy quickly if they didn't get enough exercise - and were unfortunately purchased by an elderly meshuggener who had been fooled by the dogs' elegant poses in the publicity stills and lulled by the breeder's unctuous sales pitch into assuming they would be staidly ornamental. (by cusheamus)

3

Shaking his head at Shmendrik's larrikin antics, Kleinbaum turned to Schmalz and hissed: "Listen, not to kvetch (you know me, I'm a mensch, and okay, so the little schlemiel is mispocha), but that antsy meshuggener's gonna get us all caught, unless--" and here Kleinbaum shifted to a more unctuous tone-- "unless maybe (and I'm getting all verklempt as I say this, but I'm thinking about the mazel of the whole thing), just maybe we shoot a tranquilizer dart into that little nudnik's tukhus, grab the gelt, and vamoose?" (by saintdufus)

2

Our chauffeur was initially unctuous in the face of our larrikin merriment but became markedly antsy as one, then two, then three glasses of champagne were spilled, prompting the muttered jibe of "meshuggener" under his breath as I slipped an extra bank-note under the glass. (by alaistair)

1

At first, Frat Boy sounded good at the interview, even if a bit unctuous and smarmy, but then I am guessing it was reflux from the previous night's drinking binge which struck suddenly and the calm graduate turned into an antsy meshuggener, a larrikin rogue, questioning ME about MY own interests, and aggressively demanding to know (with index pointed at my forehead) where did I see MYself five years from now. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Saturday, April 02, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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