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:


Manny was honored to serve as an understudy for so courageous an apostle of entomophagy as Dr. Byrd, but frustrated that his daily responsibilities were limited to procuring raw viands for his mentor; unfortunately, Manny's tendency toward catachresis made it inadvisable for him to substitute for Dr. Byrd in culinary lectures and other public speaking engagements.

(by Rudi)



Melvin was no mere understudy in the kitchen, but a true apostle of viands, and when asked what he hoped to be some day, he declared, “I want to be a fool!” – not an example of catachresis, but a wish to transform himself into his favorite fluffy sweet confection.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Tuesday, October 09, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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