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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According to the Klan's caricaturing stereotypes, Blacks are uneducated negroid monkeys with caveman-like faces complete with a slobbering prognathous jaw, Jews are  penis-nosed penny-pinchers who are more interesting in saving a cent or arguing over a certain Levitical pesher than helping out those in need, Arabs are turban-touting Muslim extremists whose plans of anti-American jihadist subterfuge could be enacted at any moment, and Whites are God-fearing, Satan-blinding angels, birthed in the "purest," "most lucent," and "holiest" of the colored races.

(by ponYthink)

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The rabbi was remarkable for two things -- his prognathous lower jaw and bushy beard, and for offering a nightly pesher under one of the few remaining street lights in the ghetto, not because of religious fervor but as a subterfuge designed to muffle any noises that might be heard emanating from the sewer grate at his feet due to underground resistance activities, and also to provide a lucent spot at the end of the tunnel.

 

(by wordgirl)

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Rosencrantz of Guildenstern, the prognathous 14th century rabbi and Torah interpreter, was known for his exceptionally lucent peshers, being particularly famous for his radical interpretation of Leviticus ("turns out the whole thing's one hilarious running gag, from the first animal sacrifice to the last entrail"); but what not a lot of people know about Rosencrantz is that his "rabbi" persona was just a facade--a "front" or subterfuge, if you will, masking his true identity: that of a double agent, secretly in the employ of a radical group of Zoroastrian zealots called Thus Spake Zarathustra (a name later famously borrowed by both Friederich Nietzsche and Richard Strauss).

 

(by saintdufus)
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