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:


Who would have thought that Melvin, mild milquetoast of a man, pounding away at his QWERTY keyboard day in and day out as the private secretary of Lord Waverly, was the understudy for turnskin Lupo Prime, the terror of the city, the alpha male of the werewolves of London?

(by wordgirl)



Typing exercises at a QWERTY keyboard brought out the worst in him, for his invariable failure to meet the modest requirements of Lesson Three triggered his turnskin shapeshift from mild-mannered milquetoast into a snarling, lycanthropic understudy for Lon Chaney Jr.
(by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, October 09, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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