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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Times were troubled, the common people were restless, and the king’s advisors were promoting masterly inactivity to delay any action by the town council to  address the demands of the peasantry for less oppressive living conditions, but there was a silver lining to be found in the midst of the apathetic response from the castle, whenceforth every evening the royal troubadour would visit the town square, and as people gathered from the countryside to hear him sing and play, he would ingeminate any tidbits of news and palace gossip as the repeating refrains of his ballads.

 

(by wordgirl)

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"Every clown has a silver lining," Lord Hornwyck kept ingeminating over and over, as he pawed and groped at the undergarments of the unfortunate troubadour, evidently searching for the fabled metallic padding (never mind that he'd gotten the old truism wrong--should've been cloud, not clown--this didn't matter, because with the ineffectual Peter of Frampton pursuing a policy of masterly inactivity, Hornwyck had become the de facto ruler of the realm, and could do whate'er his rutabega-lovin' tuchus wanted with perfect impunity.

 

(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Friday, May 25, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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