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:



Standing before the grandiose assortment of oddities and antiquities he'd acquired from aging-but-well-preserved-movie-starlets that he bumped into through the years and listed on Facebook as his dear old accomplices, it was never more evident that he was merely minor player; a mimicker; a miserabilist, who's destiny it would become to cause aggravation, irritation, and otherwise great pilikia to those who simply failed to see the importance of his closet clutter collection.

(by ElkSummer)


“Hey, you no give me pilikia, bro’”, I said to my complice Kalani, ‘cause I didn’t need no miserabilist raining all over my grandiose plans to go from grass shack to king of the island’s  poi production overnight by putting into motion the best get rich scheme of all time, and pretty soon everybody would be repeating my killer slogan, “Two fingers or t’ree?".

(by wordgirl)


Always apt and willing complices of an experienced miserabilist, minute pilikia and grandiose disaster have never failed to give frown to his brow on some hideously warm and cheery day.

(by rochi)
The Quandary for Saturday, June 30, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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