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:



Father Ernest carps with such élan about sin and impropriety in certain interpersonal relationships, but with such vaguery regarding details or reference to scripture that it makes one wonder if this is an actual church doctrine or merely his own personal doxy.


(by wordgirl)


The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee, inflicted with the doxy of communism, and with her signature élan on display particularly at the public meetings, kept carping about the recent railway fare hike announced in the federal budget, but later in the interview with Barka Dutt she could only air vaguery about her sense of current state of the Indian Railway's economy despite the fact that once she herself held that portfolio as a railway minister.

(by jayved)


If you are going to replace Miss Carpenter, a talented singer-dancer  that performs with the elan of Fred Astaire, in favor of that doxy who offers you favors around of the studio, at least have the decency not to carp about Miss Carpenter's performance with vagueries such as "You're looking crazily."

(by QuaQua)
The Quandary for Monday, March 19, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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