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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Beverly Hills is crowded with hungry ghosts -- those who will do anything for “improvement” or the removal of imperfections, always searching for an elixir which will bestow a more youthful appearance, so they undergo plastic surgery to the extreme and over time look more and more skeletal – skin stretched over bone, and give rise to neoterisms such as “Botox” and the past tense “Botox-ed” for those unable to move their facial muscles or show much expression due to their quest to remove wrinkles, and the wellerism: “Beauty is only skin deep”, said the woman as she received her Botox injection.


(by wordgirl)



“I’m not poor; I’m pre-rich”, said the average Joe who’d been listening to the Republican primary diatribes, and his wellerism spawned a neoterism “pre-rich”, from Mitt Romney’s presupposition that everyone can be wealthy with some effort, which seemed to leave Newt Gingrich behind as a hungry ghost on a perpetual quest for the elixir which would create sustained political power from baser materials, such as his lack of morals or personal family values.


(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Monday, January 30, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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