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:


When society columnist Eunice Flemmer described Professor Peacock as "incontrovertibly pavonine in appearance," I assumed it was an aureate way of referring to the academic's pretentious comportment and showy style; but then I caught sight of him at a cocktail party, and dropped my fruity drink in slaphappy astonishment: for the man bore a shocking physical likeness to a peacock (even down to the decorative epigamic tail), and furthermore his wife bore no small resemblance to a peahen.

(by saintdufus)


After delivering a mildly aureate report, Jim-Bob's posture became incontrovertibly pavonine, which solidified my resolve to pound him slaphappy by the end of football practice. (by ericanthem)


Garbed in pavonine splendour, our laureate poetaster preened himself admiringly before delivering what was incontrovertibly the most obsequious, overladen, aureate panegyric proclaiming the new mayor's accession to office, an office notorious for its cavalier, slaphappy approach to economic austerity when it came to the sanctioning of official entertainment expenses.

(by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Friday, July 29, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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