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:


Oh, he's munificent all right -- in helping himself to whatever he wants from the garden -- like last time he was here and he sees an evening primrose open up for thirty precious yellow seconds, its delicate moment of glory, the flower's time to flower, so he marches out and plucks it right up from the ground and says he'll cook it up for dinner (edible plant, you know) but the guy can't even operate a toaster I tell you -- he sticks ten pieces of bread in there all at once like it was some kind of variadic give-me-whatever-you-have contraption and then he gets all contumacious when you tell him one slot is for one slice.

(by Rudi)



Eric’s boss was munificent when it came to pay and benefits, but a mean micromanager of the work process, so when Eric created several variadic macros but printed out the samples on primrose paper instead of goldenrod, his boss assumed that he was being contumacious, rather than unschooled (and uninterested) in the nuances of various shades of yellow.

(by wordgirl)


Though generally contumacious and not overly munificent with the tax man, Rom Mittney distinguished himself over the years as a bold and decisive executive with a nuanced attention to detail but when he finally realized his ambition of becoming President and was briefed for the first time on the nation's variadic budgetary quagmire, he turned primrose and wished he had instead pursued a quiet career in dressage. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Monday, September 10, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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