Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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Professor Waverly found himself nutating, as he alternated between slumber and a brown study brought on by his fetial duties of a most parochial nature, mediating a truce between the dining room staff and the rather exuberant first-year students who seemed compelled to vent their frustrations by engaging in food fights during the dinner hour.

(by wordgirl)

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Balthazar, the fetial priest, tends to nutate when he is in a brown study, especially one concerning the parochial townspeople.

(by dbillian4)
The Quandary for Wednesday, January 04, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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