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:


Despite its Lethean title, Turgid Johnson's Zerbit Award-winning novel Of Death and Forgetfulness is ostensibly a perspicacious portrayal of a precocious printing press proprietor's perilous preoccupation with pecan pies and pregnant porcupines; but a careful between-the-lines reading reveals another tale, concealed within the first by means of a sort of intertwining code: a story of sagacious sanitation supervisor Sigerson Schroeder's spendthrift son Sammy's secondary school studies suddenly slipping, signifying (sadly) a slide into sudden sorrow and suffering for Sammy S. Schroeder.

(by saintdufus)



She had the sagacity to know a good thing when she saw it, but was perspicacious enough to know when to quit, the ostensible reason for leaving was Lethean, perhaps a fatal illness, but more likely due to boredom or a feeling of abandonment resulting from being the only one left playing the game.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Monday, January 16, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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