Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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On July 27th 1953, the warring parties signed the armistice in the border village of Panmunjom and all the shooting and bombardment finally stopped, but the nefandous panjandrum of the North and his son continued to torture and to starve their people for decades and to respond with manufactured dudgeon to any criticism coming from any quarters. (by Sami)


Rodney, manager of the local Shop 'n' Save by virtue of tenure alone, was bombarding the checkout boys with another one of his less-than-factually accurate and nefandous rants about “those people” when Andy, the well-intentioned but hapless stockboy, challenged the panjandrum's rather biased viewpoint and was fired; whereupon our beaproned hero marched out with high dudgeon, carrying a pilfered can of green beans and twenty dollars from the register. (by athingforjaz)


The panjandrum was in a state of dudgeon after being bombarded with his former supporters' excrement; a truly nefandous act, albeit ironic. (by thraygun)


The great panjandrum herself sashayed in, sporting the most unspeakably nefandous outfit you've ever clapped eyes on, blathering on about us frustrating her deserved supremacy in haute couture and bombarding us with ever more demands for 'get up and go' - which is precisely what we told her to do; whereupon she swivelled precariously on her luminous pink stilettos, glared hard, and departed in high dudgeon. (by Et Seqq)


Pan Jandrum, an important (or self-important) person, was the sort of blowhard who would bombard you with a quillion hideous details about some nefandous, horrific, unspeakably appalling thing he'd done to Lionel Ritchie "in the high dudgeon of my youth," narrating the sordid tale with endless relish, until at last you saw no other way out but to deal the garrulous panjandrum a swift kick to his yarbles and bolt. (by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Friday, May 27, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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