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:


 Guillermo had planned to spend the snowy hiemal days indoors, pondering the analemma that he had traced out as the sun’s position in the sky over the past year, but never expected (the Spanish Inquisition) the local church fathers to be so pharisaic with regards to man’s place within the universe, greeting him when he answered a knock on the door with, “Forsooth, my good man, we have heard talk that you are reflecting upon the heretical thought that the earth revolves around the sun.”.

(by wordgirl)


Precocious Johnny was promptly smacked by his instructor upon speaking thus: "Forsooth, Mr. Phillips, an analemma is the shape the sun traces through a year, from the cold hiemal months through the sweltering summer; now, you pharisaical pedant, worshipper of knowledge without understanding, ask me a word I don't know!" (by Rudi)


"Forsooth, your obsessive and pharisaic worship of the Sun God will soon be pointless when the sun's hiemal journey along its analemma sends it further and further from your patio, swimming pool, beach and golf course". (by Sami)
The Quandary for Sunday, September 23, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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