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:

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'This is quite some Casanova's garçonnière,' I enthused, surveying the stupefyingly luxurious hacienda that he requisitioned when inviting lady friends to a leisurely tête-à-tête in one of the seductive garden bowers.

(by Et Seqq)

2

"This bread needs some butter, and perhaps a bit of garçonnière," suggested Ludek; and I stared at him in stupefied horror, for in that instant it became clear to me he was an alien--not only because he didn't know what a garçonnière was, but also because the walls of his bower had begun to glisten with a glaucous iridescent slime, and indeed his entire hacienda sprouted the most bizarre and otherworldly vegetation; plus he looked like a gigantic praying-mantis (a foible I had, until that moment, chalked up to a Kafkaesque genetic deformity, and spurned to mention, out of politeness).

(by saintdufus)

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Wolfgang had always told me about his secret garçonnière in Buenos Aires and I had imagined it as nothing more than a well-appointed bower near the center of town, but when I finally paid him a visit from New York, I was stupefied to discover that he lorded over an expansive hacienda outside the city, stretching for an untold number of hectares and encompassing hundreds of heads of cattle, all a testimony to his successful evasion of the tax man for decades.

(by Sami)
The Quandary for Wednesday, August 03, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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