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:



There had been many delays in the construction of the new performance hall, and the building inspector had recently found a design flaw showing that a corner of the building didn’t measure up true, requiring the chief architect to redraw the plans, but he failed in his attempt to placate the waiting artists with a unitive gesture when it was reported that he’d said, “Those artsy-fartsy terpsichoreans think they’ve waited long enough; they don’t care if the place is lopsided.”

(by wordgirl)


Although terpsichorean expression often has a unitive effect on those who participate, clumsy Joe, unable to true his step, felt like an outcast in the dance therapy group and could not be placated by the group leader before stomping out of the hall in tears.

(by Rudi)


The end of the debate was approaching quickly and there was no hope of placating the candidates or of truing the prevailing tone towards a more harmonious and unitive conclusion, until the moderator lit up with the idea of asking each man to perform his favorite dance, right then and there and without music, a terpsichorean request which delighted the audience and determined the ultimate victor on Election Day. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Wednesday, October 03, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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