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:


They found their metier in dealing, the conventicle of pot dealers did, but they found it infelicitous too, way infelicitous that the police should question their careers and raid their entrepot. (by Rudi)


The detective comported himself rather infelicitously, considering his métier, wandering the expanse of the drab entrepôt, picking up random objects, which appeared to be the remains of some kind of pagan or Druidic conventicle, and either flinging them away in disgust or pocketing them furtively. (by alaistair)


The infelicitous proposal advanced by Troilus, that the nuns hold their conventicle in the adult novelty warehouse on the pier (an entrepot of which, as it later transpired, Troilus himself happened to be the proprietor), suggested that the porn maven's métier may have lain a bit further from the delicate realm of the Sisters of Jesus than his presence on the organizing committee could sustain, and he was promptly ejected. (by saintdufus)


Whether you can call mortgage underwriting a métier at par with, say, medicine or engineering is a matter of conjecture, but what is not conjecture is that the underwriters from Supremo Subprimo were caught red-handed at a noxious conventicle of bankers, rating agencies and mortgage companies and the unfelicitous result is that they are now personally bankrupt and working at the local entrepots hauling pallets and boxes. (by Sami)


At the trial, madame claimed - perhaps rather infelicitously given the circumstances - that her suburban conventicle was but an entrepot of social and business transactions where (strictly by appointment) visitors, irrespective of race, religion, or métier, be they joiner or judge, might on occasion also exchange with her nieces a few moments of tender intercourse. (by Et Seqq)


An impromptu conventicle was established at that entrepot Covent Garden Flower Market, to decide whether Constant Secchio should be allowed to continue in his métier after such infelicitous asseverations about the competence, sanity and appearance of the Committee members... (by Mellifluous)
The Quandary for Thursday, April 07, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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