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:


Listening to Dr. Krust was like witnessing a phantasmagoria of geological phenomena, but for all of his vivid scientific fascinations, the main object of his cathexis was the diapir, for which he felt an almost juvenile enthusiasm: in speaking about domes or mushrooms of mobile material forced into overlying rock, he would trundle, even glide, where otherwise he tended to plod.

(by Rudi)


All of students – especially the men -- had quite a cathexis with Miss Rox, the sexy, stylish geology lecturer, and Geology 101, so when Professor Emeritus Greystone -- overweight, whiskered, and clad in a moth-eaten baggy sweater – trundled into the room to discuss diapirs, there was a collective sigh and everyone hunkered down and prepared to be bored, but after an hour’s phantasmagoria of quickly changing PowerPoint slides and accompanying music, the whole class stood and applauded

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Friday, November 30, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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