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:


It was with some melancholy that the aging skeptic realized he too was a jubilarian, and if his colleagues had practiced their preening casuistry for twenty-five years, then he had suffered it for twenty-five.

(by Rudi)


How he used to preen when he was recognized for using his expertise in casuistry to answer vital questions of protocol during the reign of Victoria, that straight-laced jubilarian, a true queen of decorum, but now that was all but forgotten, and he tried to ease his melancholy with yet another glass of sherry.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Sunday, January 20, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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