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:


These orthopedic surgeons are like casanovas, always ready to seduce you with the promise of some fix to a failing enthesis, but I won't be euchred again, and certainly not gorgonized: my muscles and bones will just have to “work it out” for themselves.

(by Rudi)


Don Juan was a renowned casanova, and usually in a good mood -- when he could brag about his conquests, but a pulled muscle which created a very tender spot in his upper thigh over the enthesis had left him in a foul mood, and when his failure to euchre upset him even more, he gorgonized the other players with his glare.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Tuesday, January 22, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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