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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To the outside world, theirs was the epitome of a well planned and orchestrated marriage ceremony and reception, although quite hectic for those playing the major parts, but the groom managed to ignore the chaos about him by looking forward to what he considered the silver lining of the evening -- a most satisfying wedding night with his new mate -- which, unfortunately, was tarnished by the bride imbibing a great quantity of celebratory champagne, causing her to become quite ventose, which had a most antaphrodisiac effect on her new partner.

(by wordgirl)


Dr. Wrong, arch-supervillain and epitome of evil, had a tendency to wax ventose at times, as for instance when he discoursed at great length on the antaphrodisiac power of the Tungsten Lemming's cloak ('twas sewn into the interior silver lining, if you want to know); but in this case he managed to epitomize his remarks rather succinctly, and e'eryone got home in time to watch *Malcolm in the Middle.* (by saintdufus)


Not for nothing was Rupert known as "The Windy Old Goat", for, with his relentless pursuit of women with his ventose chat-up lines which made it abundently clear  that he had only one thing on his mind he was the epitome of mindless lust; however for his hapless "prey" there was a silver lining: a long, thoughtful stare below the belt and a pitying remark about the size of his "family jewels" along the lines of "I bet you get plenty of those to the pound", acted as the perfect antaphrodisiac.

(by Queen of East Pond)
The Quandary for Sunday, May 27, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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