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:


The rapacious Abe Froman, whose indiscriminate plundering of the western coastline of Kwaazi-Zweebie had marked him as an environmental criminal, received his just comeuppance at last this morning, when a flabby but terrifying banshee shimmered up out of a mahogany table during a board meeting--an ecru toupee upon her head--and thrusting a bony digit at the guilty sausage maven, intoned a scathing denunciation of doom and disapprobation (the exact wording of which escapes me, though I do remember it involved someone getting bitten on the ass by a baby armadillo).


(by saintdufus)


Fashion designer Sergio Sergio is rapacious for color -- intense color -- and he maintains severe disapprobation for those who would clothe themselves in so pale a brown as ecru, viewing the inevitable streaks and stains on their garments as just comeuppance for their bland decisions. (by Rudi)



Simon Legree was notorious for his rapacious acts as an oppressive landlord, and he faced the disapprobation of the whole community for evicting widows and elders from their homes when they had difficulty scraping together enough money to pay the rent, so many thronged to the courthouse to see the evil man receive his comeuppance at the end of a long trial by a jury of his victims; however, instead of a satanic presence, the person who appeared in court was small, meek, attired in an ecru linen summer suit, and looked most like someone’s sweet old grandpa.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Friday, September 14, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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