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:


As a biographer, Mr. Pen saw it as his job to enliven exanimate subjects, and while he preferred to focus on subjects who happened to be dead, he was not beyond accepting backsheesh to work as the boswell-for-hire of a living client who wanted a sapid story produced from the grist of a bland, unremarkable life.

(by Rudi)



'Waiter, when acting Boswell to my order you assured me that the fish was absolutely fresh, but this individual mouthing imprecations from the plate is not yet quite exanimate; so its undoubted sapidity must remain unassayed, since I will not accede to your demand for baksheesh before wielding a priest to dispatch it.'
(by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Monday, September 26, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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