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:


"You slimsy, noctilucent demagogue!" I shrieked (and lest the reader seek to ablate me for randomly mashing words together, you should be aware that Chachi van Spork was a flimsy, frail orator who gained favor by pandering to or exciting the passions and prejudices of his audience, and he only appeared on the short night of the summer--so you see, I had no choice but to call him that: nothing else would have captured the essence of the Moldovian duck farmer's character quite so perfectly).


(by saintdufus)



For many years, a noctilucent vampire woman had appeared at a clearing in the woods outside of town on cloudy summer nights, clad only in a slimsy negligee, and danced provocatively for any of the local men who were interested enough to risk being bitten, until a demagogue running for political office began to speak to their wives about wanting to “ablate the cancer in our midst”.


(by wordgirl)



The residents at the town hall meeting were quite surprised when a member of the town council stepped to the podium and began to speak to them as a demagogue, rather than a neighbor and friend, as he harangued about a tiny endangered flower – which attracted botanists from far and wide because it was noctilucent during its short summer blooming season -- with slimsy reasoning about its worthlessness and the need to ablate the topsoil in the area where the plants grew in order to reach the precious minerals in the bedrock beneath them.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Wednesday, June 20, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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