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:


How can you palter like that – saying you can ameliorate an exanimate sentence by ending with an interrobang‽

(by wordgirl)


Your pitful attempts at punctuation leave me cold -- you can palter and pander with your em dashes and emoticons all you like, but I will remain exanimate; no mere ampersand can ameliorate my ennui -- and what do you think you’re doing with that interrobang‽

(by Eli)


As Tony went through that period of existential unrest that is typical of adolescence, he spoke largely in rhetorical exclamations ending in interrobangs ("WTF‽"), and while counseling and ample medication did ameliorate his philosophical distress, these measures also left him exanimate, turning an earnest and inquisitive fellow into one who would palter and avoid uncomfortable topics.

(by Rudi)
The Quandary for Wednesday, September 26, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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