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:



SuzieQ had learned the art of full-body massage from an enchiridion which she had downloaded from the internet, so she suffered from a great deal of angst about actually practicing an art which depended so much on esthesia and actual hands-on experience, not to mention the possible amative implications involved in touching another person “everywhere”, which definitely became an issue when the small storefront where she had started working was raided by the vice squad.

(by wordgirl)


In Falkbeer Oinkblatt's 916-page enchiridion An Illustrated Handbook to the Amative Arts (which somehow won the Artie Fufkin Award for Speculative Fiction in 2004, despite the fact that it's not a fictional work), the author goes into minute detail on everything from angst (what to do when a vague sense of anxiety or apprehension--or just a whiny teenager--gets in the way of your lovemaking) to esthesia (the capacity for sensation: what is it...and what pills do you need to take to get it?); the book scored high on Rotten Avocados, with six readers ot of seven saying they had read at least as far as the front cover, and found it "utterly engrossing."


(by saintdufus)



When Mr Carrow was quite trembling with a relapse of the angst to which he was intermittently prone, he remembered that as he was a man with an exceptional esthesia, the best and most esculent remedy would be a perusal of his favourite amative enchiridion Delightful Dalliances for Dashing Don Juans.

(by Mellifluous)
The Quandary for Thursday, June 21, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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