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:


"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)



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)



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)


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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