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:


Rupert De La Mare, chef and long-suffering mari complaisant, endured yet more somatic jockeyship by his rival for his wife’s affections, but knew he would triumph at last by tempting her with his famous recipe for a delicious confection that no woman could resist.


(by Queen of East Pond)



Although devoid of culinary talent, his wife had, through assiduous jockeyship, achieved some fame as a TV chef, if not for her unappetising confections, then for a somatic charisma and animal magnetism that led to a string of well-publicised affairs that only a mari complaisant could well have endured.


(by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, July 24, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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