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:


Once the cunning Norsmacker had seen through my bluff (using the agnomen "Officer Cheech," I'd attempted to foist off a chocolate-smudged phone bill as a capias), I had no choice but to fall back on Plan B: I tossed the bogus arrest warrant into the air and, with a fruity and gregarious whoop, began taking off my clothes--thus cleverly creating the illusion I was nothing more than a harmless stripper--rather than the 11th best private investigator in Sheboygan. (by saintdufus)



High on a bluff overlooking the river canyon, the gregarious revivalist preacher known by his agnomen The Redeemer was exhorting the gathered masses to cast off their sins and join him in freedom from suffering in this life – no physical pain or illness, no unpaid bills, no heartache; but would the capias against the evangelist be carried out by law enforcement in time to save those seeking eternal redemption, before they left this life behind and sought their salvation by plunging over the edge into the cataract below?


(by wordgirl)


It takes a gregarious person to enjoy taking part in mass nude Morris dancing on top of a windswept bluff, and I will  confess to being such a person,  and  acknowledge that when performing I bear the agnomen "Georgina the Goosepimple", as recorded on the capias issued for my arrest for "Indecent exposure and lewd behaviour in a public place", for which, Your Honour, I plead an emphatic "not guilty,"  for my performance was done in the name of Art and was, you must surely agree, most tastefully executed.

(by Queen of East Pond)


The lights of the room seemed to dim as a man sitting at the corner table said aloud, without looking at the gunslinger, "You're not much a gregarious sorta man, Willoughby, a fact which I know because we've got an capias with your name on it, as well as the agnomen I heard you use at the bar, so it'd be better for everyone if you didn't try to bluff your way out of here."

(by MrXerox)
The Quandary for Friday, April 20, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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