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:


'Reluctant as I am to derogate from your no doubt sterling activities during your sabbatical leave, I am curious to know why you found it necessary, in absentia, so to vituperate against my departmental leadership, accusing me of an indiscriminate purging of senior staff amounting, as you wrote, 'to a merciless aceldama', when as personnel officer it was you who had drawn up the list of those for the chop.'

(by Et Seqq)


My much-needed sabbatical was supposed to take place among the paradisal white sands of halcyon Fiji, but due to a booking error I wound up running for my life instead through the bloody aceldama of Baghdad, dodging a hail of bullets and rocket-propelled grenades amidst a barrage of derogatory shouts and vituperative curses from both sides.

(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Friday, June 24, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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