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:

4

“Aaaah! Aaaah!…” the crotchety old New Yorker screamed, seconds after sipping some fine absinthe, as he fell into a latah-like trance and convulsed uncontrollably from a lancinating pain “…Chernobyl!, Chernobyl!” (absinthe is made of woodworm; in a New York Times 1986 article, Chernobyl was erroneously said to be the word for woodworm in Ukrainian).

(by Sami)

3

Having lancinated Orked's infected leg and dressed the wound with absinthe (standard procedure for treating latah in those days), Dr. Zumbidge winked at his patient and quipped: "I'll see you...latah;" but this wordplay proved ill-advised, planting a post-hypnotic command in the hypersuggestible soil of the Malay's mind; and from this idly-fallen seed there soon sprang the wildest of vagaries, crotchets, and whimsical notions, culminating in Orked's believing himself to be the second coming of a fabled rhinoceros, and ramming horn-first into the side of a Bumiputra hut.

(by saintdufus)

2

 

Sophronia awoke one afternoon in May with the efflorescent crotchet to lancinate the stagnant bubble of latah suffocating her life in Mumblety; she would launch upon this by lustily imbibing absinthe while sporting a entire stuffed peacock atop her hat.

(by Mellifluous)

1

'Imitation being, so I'm told, the sincerest form of flattery, it's entirely possible that I lancinated Sebastian only because the older guys were doing it too,' pled a dazed Latah, as the jungle judge poured himself another absinthe and swigged the potent green distillation, before conceiving the crotchety notion that such a suggestible defendant might agree to rehabilitation as an elephant acupuncturist.

(by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, June 15, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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