Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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In his in memoriam we learned that Dr. V was for the most part a casual fellow, happy to stravage in conversation or on foot, and yet he was so passionate about color and hence so fastidious in describing it that when you were chatting with him he would often say #DE3163 when he meant cerise or #FF007F when he meant rose.

(by Rudi)



Ladies and gentlemen, we are gathered here today at our alma mater, home of the cerise and gold, in memoriam: Professor Isa Shambling, to share our remembrances of him and of his fastidious nature, while trying not to stravage from the topic at hand, as he often did during one-on-one conversations, where he would suddenly focus his attention on a mote of lint on the clothing of the person opposite him and work hard at picking it off, no matter how critical the topic of discussion.

(by wordgirl)
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