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:


"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)



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)


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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