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:

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Blueberrying is fun, but not if you make the mistake of going with my wife, a xanthippe who will insist that you do everything en règle (so there are rules for picking berries?) and fill your ear with fanfaronade about how many more berries she could pick if she were not encumbered by you.

(by Rudi)

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When it came to blueberrying, my mother could be real xanthippe, and if she thought the proper procedures weren’t being followed en règle, an unsuspecting picker could be subjected to a tirade, followed by several minutes of fanfaronade about how well Mom had done by following the rules.

(by wordgirl)

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"When I go blueberrying, I never return with fewer than ten thousand berries", a country fanfaron bragged to Hortense Bracegirdle on their first date and she, not wanting to be the doubting big city xanthippe, just laughed diplomatically that his count was probably not entirely en regle. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Wednesday, January 23, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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