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:


Mr. Dunce's surname has stigmatized him for life as a nincompoop, but this characterization of the man is quickly abandoned by anyone who sees how he disports himself with the crosswords, for Mr. Dunce is a brilliant cruciverbalist!

(by Rudi)



“What a nincompoop my brother is”, said Miranda, “thinking the family would be mired in scandal and I would be stigmatized because I told him that I wanted to spend the weekend disporting myself with a bunch of cruciverbalists.”

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Tuesday, December 11, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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