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:



The embarrassed sybarite, loath to ruin her calfskin Badgley Mischka carry-all in the pouring rain and therefore carrying a plastic grocery bag pressed to her Valentino-clad bosom, had to summon all her mettle to leave the house in such a heterogeneous outfit.

(by Phoebix)



The members of that first group of underground fighters were a heterogeneous lot – the ace fighter pilot who had been a national hero, the head of a family-run crime syndicate, the aging leather-clad pistolero, the termed-out politician, the pole dancer cum law student, the pony tail school girl in her plaid uniform with matching book bag, and the socialite sybarite, loath to show his mettle but drawn in by the likelihood of being cast as a celebrity amongst the younger set.


(by wordgirl)


The sybarite, loath to work, and lacking the mettle for struggle, seeks a homogenous existence—one consisting of pleasure alone—in contrast to the heterogeneous reality he actually inhabits—one containing pain as well.

(by Rudi)
The Quandary for Thursday, January 26, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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