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:


Emily was convinced that life in the city had become uberly vapid with the change of the seasons, until she got off the bus after work and saw that her neighborhood had been transformed into a winter wonderland – a concinnity of glittering lights, holiday music, and a lacy frosting of rime on every window pane.

(by wordgirl)


The uberly vapid lecture, despite the precise concinnity of technical aids and digital examples, left little but a rime of incomprehension and dry spittle on the disappointed students. 

(by wrmurp)


An artist friend of mine held the uberly unique view that collage was to be the next big thing in art and he expended a great part of his youth and middle age composing together unrelated household objects, positioned in artful concinnity, until the day of his first one-man show where leading critics threw a frigid rime on his passion and ambition by calling his work "vapid", "empty" and "obviously the product of a deranged mind".

(by Sami)
The Quandary for Tuesday, November 27, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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