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:


The once-bestselling author decided to place a moratorium on denouements after his new ghostwriter's habit of building plots by concatenating alternate resolutions to a single conflict was oppugned by confused readers demanding a single reality. (by Rudi)


The denouement forcing a moratorium on maritime pulsed light fog signaling, technology oppugned aggressively by proponents of 3-point scatter radar, was based upon the concatenation of the summaries of annual fog-related vessel accident reports. (by docephesus)


Let no one oppugn the storytelling skills of Miles W. Furbish: for in his latest mystery thriller, "A Moratorium on Murder," the complex and ingenious concatenation of plot twists leading to the book's surprising denouement (turns out a gnome did it) is of the highest literary quality. (by saintdufus)


(continued) In the denouement to his valedictory at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, my friend suffered another paroxysm of delusion when he oppugned "the universities at Cambridge", apparently concatenating MIT, Harvard and others, and demanded a moratorium on all contacts and exchanges with "those lowly Cantabrigians". (by Sami)


A concatenation of trivial workplace accidents led to a predictable denouement: the union's Health and Safety representative placed a moratorium on all physical exertion save for the collection of the weekly pay packet, which activity the management in due course oppugned on the grounds of its provoking repetitive strain injury. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Tuesday, April 12, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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