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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Jean Pierre, the premier trapeze artist in the small French circus, was sidelined with the flu but he still could grok what was happening when he heard the “alley-oop” from on high; however, he groused about his apparent sudden onset of prosopagnosia when he was unable to discern who was performing above him, until he realized why he couldn’t make out the flyers’ faces and exclaimed, “Alors, I am missing the spectacle because I have forgotten my spectacles!”.

(by wordgirl)

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"GROK!!" screamed the blue-footed grouse loudly--and as if the bird's signature mating-call had loosed the stones of insight in my mind, an avalanche of understanding suddenly came thundering down the mountain of wisdom toward me, and in the blink of an eye I grokked everything: Ryerson had leaped to catch the alley-oop, true--but he had misjudged the jump, and wound up slamming head-first into the rim of the basket, leading to a problematic case of prosopagnosia and a strong tendency to grouse, grumble, and complain about e'erything in his life (except, of course, the TV show Matlock, which Ryerson deemed beyond reproach).

 

(by saintdufus)

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Despite Das being grousy and reticent and Trams overly intellectual and supremely selfish (he'd rather baffle you with a full definition and the latest update on prosopagnosia, rather than admit he didn't bother to remember your face or name or birthday, etc - APD and dyscalculia respectively); despite all that they were extremely efficient as a team - one grokking the idea, while the other performed a sort of a theoretical alley-oop, driving home Das's incoherently expressed notion.

(by rochi)
The Quandary for Monday, April 02, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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