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:


Being a serial monogamist and more, a hedonist, a roué, a sexting connoisseur, Congressman Anthony W. had resolved long ago not to etiolate his manhood by remaining faithful to his wife and by coshering only her for an entire lifetime.

(by Sami)


Presenting a raddled countenance etiolated by advanced phengophobia, the eldery roué was even now attempting to protract his night owl predisposition for libertine excess through recourse to the less demanding role of serial monogamist, ensnaring a succession of insomniac spinsters whom he wearily permitted to cosher his limp perversions.

(by Et Seqq)


In Sebastian Flockner's Surmbury Prize-winning 1957 novel The Etiolation of Frudy Mae, a serial monogamist named Wilder Fufkin, accustomed to coshering and coddling his lovers, decides, in the case of the unfortunate Frudy Mae Travers, to withhold sunlight from the girl "for a period not to exceed seven hundred days;" and the ensuing Vitamin D deficiency plunges poor Frudy through a succession of ghastly pallors, culminating in a pigmentary tint which hovers tremulously on the chromatic verge of "albino," ere the roué at last concludes his cruel experiment and unboards the windows of Frudy's cell.

(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Monday, June 13, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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