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:


As a chronic sufferer of amnesia and anomia, I sometimes could not remember my own name or where I lived and I acquiesced to visiting a doctor at the behest of the increasingly splenetic woman who claimed to be my wife (but could not produce convincing proof since I did not remember her name), but once at the clinic, I forgot where I was and thought that I was being held captive against my will and tried to win my release from the nurse, whom I mistakenly took for a venal kidnapper. (by Sami)


Ladies and gentlemen, at the behest of Mayor...of, uh, Mayor, um...well, at the behest of the Mayor, I've been asked to say a few words about...about, uh...Mr....um...(confound this blasted anomia!)...about a man who needs no introduction, let's put it that way--a man who has been called "venal" by no less an authority than...than, uh...what's-his-name, you know, that guy, the one with the...with the hair...DAMN IT...listen, folks, if I seem a little splenetic, it's only because I got hit on the head by a wrecking-ball this morning, and I'm still recovering, but not to worry: soon I'll be back to the same old...er, the same old...uh...you know, whoever-I-am...the same old me, is what I'm saying. (by saintdufus)


No, I'll never forget wotsisname, it being at his specific behest that we swore an oath of allegiance to anomia back in whenever it was, and . . . what? . . . no, dammit, certainly not, and I make no apology to you, whoever you think you are, for exercising my spleneticism, for let me assure you that, howsoever wheedling and seductive your miserable entreaty, no sum of money will ever, I repeat ever, induce me to commit the venal sin of naming names. (by Et Seqq)
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