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:


Penitent about his risque jokes and scherzando manner, he retreats to hydromancy of grain spirits to glimpse a better world. 

(by rochi)



Joe was down on his luck and gave the fortune teller on the corner his last five bucks to hear if things would get any better, so she gazed into the public fountain and, using her gift of hydromancy, told him that he would soon come into some easy money, at which news, he leapt into the water with all of his clothes on, then stripped naked as he hummed a tune with some scherzando measures that matched his playful mood, but he soon felt penitent and had to apologize to the beat cop for his risqué behavior as he returned all of the coins which he had scooped up from the bottom. 

(by wordgirl)


His voice was scherzando, echoing against the tiles and the cubicle door in the bathroom, as he explained to the quietly penitent man in the stall next to his that, although a little risque, his experiment in urinal hydromancy was clearly tending towards an unexpectedly decisive outcome: things were looking up from where he was sitting.

(by abrown)


One of the swimmers at the London Olympics thought it a scherzando idea to inform his girlfriend that he would marry her only if he won the gold medal, but when he saw that she was insulted by such risque hydromancy, he quickly became penitent to regain her affection, an effort which was forever doomed when he didn’t even get the bronze.

(by Sami)
The Quandary for Monday, July 09, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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