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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"How do you know this doesn't taste like Peking duck if you've never had Peking duck before?", I asked an obese tawdry businessman with whom I was dining, a man known to have engineered the exodus of thousands of jobs to China, and he told me with a straight face "I have been to Peking many times and I have seen many ducks over there, I can intuit that they would not be flavorless like this". (by Sami)

3

 

Sarah had been cleaning up after the professor for nearly a decade and could intuit each tawdry affair with a student from the signs left behind during the hasty exodus required to keep up with the class schedule, such as a rumpled piece of clothing, an orphaned tube of lip gloss, or a flavorless wad of gum stuck to the headboard.

 

(by wordgirl)

2

 

Even though the décor was a bit tired and tawdry, we could hardly be expected to intuit that the restaurant would serve flavourless food; but rather than make a fuss we made a quick exodus without leaving the expected gratuity.
 
(by Et Seqq)

1

In the original first draft of the Book of Exodus, Moses led the Israelites not to the Promised Land, but rather to a tawdry Cairo nightclub; however, the book's editor intuitively sensed that this storyline--while admittedly more lurid and stimulating--might not have quite as much power to inspire a nation; so he brought in a second writer, had him tweak the plot a bit, and the present more moving (if somewhat flavorless) version was the result. (by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Thursday, October 20, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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