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:


What finally made me decide to get sober was a bacchanal to end all bachannals -- a seriocomic, weekend-long binge that left me in a state of utter agita, unsure whether the furry thing I'd just eaten was meatloaf that had been sitting out too long or catloaf that had failed to move fast enough. (by Eli)


Remaining in a passive catloaf throughout the evening, Whiskers observed the complete seriocomic adventures of the five houseguests, beginning with a somber discussion of their spiritual agita and peaking in the catharsis of a late night bacchanal, which left them with a different sort of agita, this time gastric. (by Rudi)



When the elevator opened on the third floor, I was greeted by the seriocomic scene of Mildred and her cat responding to the nearly constant bacchanals in the apartment next to their own, with Muffin a calm catloaf outside the door, and Mildred muttering to herself and pacing up and down the hallway in her bathrobe and curlers, the epitome of agita.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Thursday, October 04, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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