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:



After a long discussion with the wedding planner, Mr. Grimm, the sexton, had to enjoin the bride-to-be from employing lookism in her wedding photos by seating and arranging the wedding party and guests in the church and on the grounds “just so” -- putting the best looking people or couples in prominent positions – whereupon, she burst into histrionics of feigned grief followed by a toddler-like temper tantrum, causing Mr. Grimm to feel great pity for her husband-to-be.

(by wordgirl)


Upon being rejected for the job of sexton “because this is a position for a half-dead grey old man, and not for a young and pretty little thing like you”, Hortense Bracegirdle flew into histrionics and enjoined a local lawyer to initiate legal action against the church on the grounds of ageism, lookism and sizeism.

(by Sami)


As the abbot of the monastery, I sternly enjoined the sexton, Mr. Renfield, to guard himself against the temptation to indulge in "lookism" with regard to the bodies he was burying, i.e. not to provide nicer burial conditions for the more attractive corpses; in response to which the friggin' gravedigger flies way off the handle, going into the wildest and most embarrassing histrionics, vociferously insisting he would ne'er in a dozen years do such a vile thing--and as he's yammering away the sun sets, and (I shit you not, Your Eminence) the soil of one of the graves in the graveyard behind him suddenly bursts open, and a moldering head pops out and looks around for a moment, and when it sees me it quickly ducks back under the earth again.


(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Monday, June 04, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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