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:



The syzygy foretold by the prophet was fast approaching, and the two kingdoms – the one from the verdant valley, and the other from the desolate tramontane – for countless generations diametrically opposed in so many ways, were working hard together to avoid the impending calamity, when the future of the world was cast in doubt by the discovery of the apocrypha by shepherds seeking shelter in a mountain cave.



(by wordgirl)


The syzygy of sigils, sanguinary suggestibility and supereme susceptibility to saturnalian suasions ensured that Padre Borgia would add his apocryphal anecdotes, diametrically disposed to his descriptive dolor, and tramontane testations, regarding the infallibility of his invocation, beyond the vale of veracity or even a conjecture thereto.

(by Glossolilacs)


The tramontane assertion that this asinie apocrypha, pertaining to prurient rumors,  be incorporated into this otient opus crossed the margin of deceny such that every syzygy of shibolleths and sensitivity was violated by diametrically diabolic distensions.

(by Glossolilacs)


The apocryphal addendum, of utter ostentation, to the already asinine syzygy of sensei and sensibility pointed to a tramontane traversal of authorial ambition into autoerotic assimilation of diametrically opposed intentionalities: hubris and humility in an inordinate measure.

(by Glossolilacs)


I was perfectly willing to believe the author of Syzygy in Kyrgyzy where he wrote that the country's tramontane fauna was diametrically opposed to that on the southern side of its mountains, or even where he claimed to have sighted a lunar eclipse from one of the summits, but his assertion that the only vowel in the Kyrgyz language is 'y' seemed apocryphal, perhaps a tale told by a mischievious Bishkek taxi driver to the gullible travel writer, if not the writer's own outright fabrication.

(by Sami)
The Quandary for Tuesday, November 15, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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