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:


"Hark!” is the exordium of this sentence, and as such it harks back to the day before yesterday, which was the nudiustertian inception of my habit of beginning (and also of ending) every sentence with “Hark!” (by Rudi)


For the exordium of my tale, I must hark back to the day before yesterday, to its nudiustertian inception, to something that began a couple of days ago – and now, I’ve forgotten what I was trying to explain.

(by wordgirl)


Nudiustertian joys had fled; the memory of the ball seemed now more than three days old; the inception of another year now weighed upon me and caused me to hark back to the exordium of this endeavor, to recall even when I was but a week or two behind schedule, and to wish I had kept even that pace...

(by what_ever)


If I may allow myself a brief nudiustertian reverie, a fond harking back of some forty-eight hours to the very inception of my exhaustive set of New Year Resolutions, I there and then unhesitatingly determined that - in the interest of sustaining an unwavering procrastination - the initiation of all such imminent and possibly injurious pledges should be prefaced by the following forestalling anacrusic exordium, to be rehearsed ad libitum as a species of unconstrained 'vamp till ready': "If I may allow myself a brief nudiustertian reverie, a harking back of some forty-eight hours [etc., etc.] . . .".

(by Bud Myte)


"Happy Year Exordium 2013", a woman said to me when I awoke on the afternoon of January 1st, and my hazy mind harked back through my hangover to try to recall her name, how I knew her and why she was now nude in my apartment and looming over me, but she continued in a soft and beguiling tone "This is the inception of our new life together, you are no longer the single man and free spirit that you were as recently as this nudiustertian December 30th." (by Sami)
The Quandary for Tuesday, January 01, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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