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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"I'm starting to think wordnik.com is stuck on the word moreish," said Zelma, adding to her already matronly figure by scooping another spoonful of apple pie à la mode into her mouth and then adding, "and if that's true, then may some negligent website updater burn in the flames of perdition."

 

(by saintdufus)

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Due to her inability to conquer her cravings for the moreish buttery pastries concocted by her elder step-sister and by her ever increasing girth, Cindie began dressing in the most matronly styles -- never á la mode-- and was doomed to fashion perdition.  

(by wordgirl)

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Settling myself comfortably back in my chair and hearing the fire crackle soothingly in the hearth, I smiled as my matronly landlady reappeared in the doorway, bearing yet another platter of her signature dessert, triple chocolate cake a la mode, a fiendishly moreish concoction for which any conscious human being would willingly risk perdition, or even high blood pressure.

(by ohelbok)
The Quandary for Sunday, December 11, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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