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:


She had languid eyes--eyes like a venal jawan studying to be an etiologist--and all I could think about was how much I wanted to plunge into them, and go skinny-dipping for about a day; then clamber out, dry off, get drunk, and listen to some Lionel Richie.

(by saintdufus)



Lying on the ground in what little shade they could find, languid and pale from some unknown etiology, the jawan and his mates finally realized that their regiment’s assigned physician was so venal that he would not provide care to his own men without an appropriate bribe.

(by wordgirl)



Faced with a hefty parking fine, and taking the opportunity to probe the etiology of uniformed dishonesty, I tempted the Mumbai jawan's venality with a modest bribe, but found to my consternation that he was either too honest, or the stifling heat had made him just too languid, to pocket it.


(by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, October 12, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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