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:



Now that you are planning to ramify your family tree and fill in the details about your forebears, it might be a good time to move forward with your grandmother’s privity and the entries from the old family Bible to hypothecate who her father might have been and attempt to get some proof before the townsfolk realize what you’re doing and lampoon you for wanting to cross over to the other side of the tracks.

(by wordgirl)


At first it seemed harsh how the host lampooned the keynote speaker's style, introducing him with a stream of abstract hypothecations that seemed to be searching through all possible answers to some unstated question, the lines of reason ramifying so fast as to form a great thicket of impenetrability, but I later learned that the plans to utter this satirical preface had been made with the keynote speaker's privity in a shared effort to bring some comic relief to the philosophy symposium.

(by Rudi)


On the heels of his blockbuster bestseller Lethargy (see October 26, 2011), the acclaimed novelist Desmondo Tolstoy published Privity in which a random Joe Sixpack, who had hitherto naively hypothecated that all was well in the world of football refereeing, learns the shocking secret that NFL replacement refs have conspired to lampoon the sport and to ramify their calls between the insanely ludicrous and the stunningly outrageous.

(by Sami)
The Quandary for Tuesday, September 25, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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