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:

5

 During the evening reception at the numismatics convention, he had slipped into a soothing reverie while sipping a glass of chardonnay and listening to the dance band play “Pennies from Heaven”, but was shaken to his core when the after-dinner compotation resulted in his waking at the casino bar in the wee hours with a hangover and the thunderous roar of coins cascading from a slot machine payoff in his ears.

(by wordgirl)

4

There was on New Year's Eve reverie of untold wealth, unrealistic expectations that our hobby in numismatics would yield in the coming year an enormous windfall, but our drunken joy and compotation as the ball fell in Times Square gave way to a painful hangover in early January when the market for rare coins crashed by 80%. (by Sami)

3

With many investors I partook in the "compotation," and yes, we suffered a bad hangover as Enron's revenue proved a reverie, but in all of my losses I found a new calling: numismatics, you see... I collect rare coins now, and the ones I collect are so rare, I don't have any.

(by Rudi)

2

Long, lamp-lit reveries poring over my rare coin collection, unfortunately attributed by former drinking buddies to the mania of a miser, are in truth exclusively numismatic, my increasing fervour causing me even to absent myself from the festive compotation and convivially happy hangover of last New Year's Eve, thanks to the joyous acquisition of a superb sterling silver 1854 florin. (by Bud Myte)

1

Their New Years Eve compotation turned inevitably to a reverie on numismatics--each man slumped over his kir, dreaming of dubloons, blissfully oblivious to the hangover he would have in the morning.

(by Vanessa)
The Quandary for Monday, December 31, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

Since September 2009, word lovers have offered 7146 sentences — each one a surprise — to QQ's unique and growing library. Explore other Quandaries through our word list or the calendar below. View yesterday's QQ resolutions or pick a day at random.

Definitions:

We don't archive definitions. You can find the definitions on their respective sites by following the links above.

Quadrivial Quandary (QQ) is owned and operated by Rudi Seitz.
Sentences submitted to QQ are the property of their authors. See our page on Copyright Information for details.
Dictionary definitions are the property of their respective sources, presented here via public RSS feeds or otherwise with permission.
All other material is copyright 2015 by Rudi Seitz, all rights reserved.
Use of this site is governed by our terms of service.
Contact: rudi at quadrivialquandary dot com.