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

Although Dr. Catharsis worked to elicit the wild and corybantic from his quiet patient, Mrs. Katzenjammer simply refused to emit a primal scream (remaining stone silent even when she was asked to visualize her parents comporting themselves most distastefully in a “primal scene”); and yet when the famous psychoanalyst spilled a bit of coffee on the carpet, thus endangering the subject's new shoes, her voice revealed a heretofore unknown calliopean aspect, and in no uncertain terms she promised to award him his condign punishment. (by Rudi)

5

Calliopean shrieks and unruly corybantic ranting arose from the human rights groups gathered below the large screen upon live feed of the trial – having believed no penalty deserved for having the entire family share a bed for many years – when the ruling was adverse, a condign slapdown per the prosecutor, for primal scene exposure at too young an age. (by docephesus)

4

It’s one thing to be presented with the primal scene in childhood; but to be condemned to the corybantic calliopean parental gesticulations of conjugal flagrante-delicto on the kitchen table, in ones forties, is unbearably excessive and it would be a supremely condign punishment of their antics were I to actually find my own apartment. (by gumo420)

3

The steamily calliopean, ecstatically corybantic yelps and screams issuing from beneath her parents' bedroom door led little Meg to conjure not a primal scene of conjugal coercion, of condign punishment for some grown-up transgression, but the afternoon's family ride on the corkscrew roller coaster. (by Et Seqq)

2

"Seems to me", opined haughtily the dictionary editor Myriam Webster, "your definition of 'Primal Scene' is not at all condign since, if there ever was a FIRST time, it is highly unlikely there would be a SECOND time, is it not?", at which point the young whippersnapper from Wiktionary erupted in a corybantic fit and calliopean primal scream: "How dare you second-guess my oeuvre?" (by Sami)

1

Well do I recall my primal scene: awakened by an alarming chorus of calliopean shrieks, I rushed to my parents' bedroom and threw open the door, only to find them sating their Paphian urges in an orgy of corybantic lust--a condign activity for two lovers to engage in, perhaps, but shockingly inappropriate for parents. (by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Monday, April 18, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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