Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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“Watch this!” shouted little Billy at the Scout campfire, followed by, “yowzah, that’s hot!”, as the pint-sized yahoo jumped over the flaming logs in an icarian attempt to draw attention to himself after being a disappointment in all woodsman-related activities, and Scout Master Jones prayed that they still had a generous supply of Lydia Butt’s soothing ointment in the bright blue box, with its balsamaceous properties for all manner of scrapes, bug bites, and second degree burns.

(by wordgirl)

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Urged on by the balsamaceous words of his confidante, our poet was quick to recover from his failures at versification, quick to perk up and exclaim "yowzah!" at some new poetic idea, quick to begin again his icarian quest for the perfect sonnet; unfortunately his habit of including the word “yowzah” in every poem identified him as a yahoo to his would-be readers.

(by Rudi)
The Quandary for Friday, November 23, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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