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:


“Your honor, you must warn him to stop this blatant apophasis!”, inveighed the federal prosecutor, regarding the carefully choreographed comments made by the illustrious defense attorney Dewey Cheatham, who had already make numerous remarks misrepresenting his client, which were sure to remain in the memories of the jurors, whether or not the judge had had them stricken from the transcript of the trial.

(by wordgirl)


Far be it from me -- I'm no illustrious speaker -- to inveigh against apophasis, a device which is rarely sincere, often choreographed. (by Rudi)


At the auditions for the new musical play 'Barmitt Rombama, a Candidate for the 100%', the illustrious choreographer inveighed against one of the applicant actor-dancers with a well-rehearsed apophasis: "I am not saying you are completely lacking in style and grace, but I am saying that your kind of earth-bound heaviness and everyday appearance are not suitable for this play." (by Sami)
The Quandary for Monday, October 08, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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