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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Unable to resist each other's overpowering duende, the candidates for the nomination decided to call a truce, halting their vicious attack ads, and as if in a slash fiction writer's wildest dream, arranging to meet one evening in campaign van after a debate to enjoy a few morceaux of each other's severely conservative white male derrières.

(by Rudi)

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One of the earliest slash fiction stories with Kirk/Spock involved the negotiation of a truce with the Klingons in which Kirk was required to use much of his considerable duende and a morceau of brute force to appeal to the other side.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Monday, February 20, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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