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:


"And I would've gotten away with it too, if it hadn't been for you marplots!" shouted Old Man Withers, custodian of the Haunted Amusement Park (a naff man, Withers cared little for the dictates of fashion; nor was he particularly skilled at establishing a sense of eunoia with his interlocutors, since in point of fact the man's entire demeanor was "creepy" at best; but to accuse Obadiah Smackfield Withers of velleity would have been an inaccuracy indeed: for the old man was hell-bent on carrying out his nefarious schemes, and nothing--nothing, I say--could have thwarted him in his designs, save only a psychedelic van carrying four obnoxious teenagers and a talking dog...).


(by saintdufus)



 Although very talented, the members of Zombie Sandwich never were offered a recording contract, despite having friends who picked out stylish clothing so they wouldn’t appear naff, and maintaining eunoia during a rigorous touring schedule and the nearly constant presence of illicit drugs and seeming buckets of alcohol, and no marplot was to blame for tripping them up by meddling in their affairs, for they were their own worst enemies due to velleity – longing for greatness, but lacking that burning desire to overcome any obstacle on the road to success.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Tuesday, August 21, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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