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:


Teddy was already growing numb to life when he sought the counselor's advice, but the onslaught of her panglossian suggestions, uttered veloce and hewing absolutely to the platform of blind hope, rendered him insensate.

(by Rudi)


Paul Bunyan was a giant of a man who could hew a whole forest in a day – veloce come un razzo, or fast as a rocket, as the Italians might say – and many environmentalists began to feel that he was insensate about the plight of the planet, but although his ax was razor sharp, Paul himself was a bit dull -- a simple pangloss who thought that the trees were endless and couldn’t possibly be lost forever.

(by wordgirl)


When a pangloss married a pollyanna, their offsprings turned out to be, unsurprisingly, hopeless micawbers who were completely insensate to any and all bad news, a worryingly naive disposition which the parents sought to hew by forcing on them the company of cassandras and jeremiahs and by exposing them to a steady and veloce stream of tragedies, disasters and catastrophes. 

(by Sami)
The Quandary for Friday, October 19, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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