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:


I didn't begrudge Hyman his morbid indulgence in the lacrimae rerum (he'd scotch-taped 126 baby porcupines to his body and then rolled down a hill shrieking about "the pain, the frickin' pain of it all"), but I did take umbrage at the fact that he'd worn my cherished Waldorf Astoria toilet attendant's uniform to do it in; and as the doctors rushed his gurney toward the operating room to repair the luxation of his left shoulder (just below the tattered, ruined epaulet), I was there, running alongside them, shouting derisively down at the selfish historian that I hoped a baby porcupine had gotten inextricably wedged in the cleft of his hated tuchus, and assuring him that his days of being invited to my co-ed nude Twister games were a thing of the past.


(by saintdufus)


Do not begrudge those who have more, for no matter how strong an epaulet one protects his shoulder with, the grim reaper will luxate him right out of his lacrimae rerum.

(by QuaQua)


The Mauryan Emperor Asoka, who attacked the republic of Kalinga and emerged as the winner with his brutal strength in one of the bloodiest battles in the history of India, upon visiting the battlefield aftermath of the war, full of dead soldiers lying around with their luxated body parts and scattered war gadgets, gears and tools, found a familiar looking epaulet, which he instantly recognized as belonging to his own beloved son who commandeered the royal army; this put the emperor in the poignant state of lacrimae rerum, and though he once begrudged others of his powers and authority, the emperor now gave away the reigns of his kingdom to one of his trusted ministers and he himself became a disciple of a Buddist Guru to submit his entire life for the cause of spreading the religion throughout Central and Far East Asia. (by jayved)



I didn’t begrudge him taking a little time off after his kneecap was luxated during a soccer match; however, I became more concerned about Steve finishing the project when he began to have episodes of lagrimae rerum for no apparent reason, but I finally realized we were in big trouble when he showed up for our meeting with the clients in full dress regalia looking like one of the Beatles from the Sgt. Pepper album, wearing epaulets he reportedly ripped from the shoulders of the doorman at the Carlton Arms.


(by wordgirl)


Begrudging everyone their proud, happy, pigheaded smiles, which they wore like epaulets of the ho hum existence he at once scorned and desired, he oscillated between an elegy of his utter social luxation and a doxology of lacrimae rerum et mentem, World's Weeping.

(by rochi)
The Quandary for Wednesday, March 28, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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