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

Tim Hargreaves' neo-Wiccan band from Brooklyn, though quite good, lacked the distinctive "reverse swing" lilt heard at actual covensteads; this was probably because the band members did not associate with many actual Wiccans, as they found it hard to look past the indissoluble association of paganism with some sort of mens rea.

(by Elijah Shiffer)

4

Witches, warlocks, wands and wonder conjure visions dark with horror, but no mens res can attend a Wiccan's prayer in coven stead, invoking sphere's with lilting chant indissoluble from earth and mother: not good nor bad but only true, a god that speaks to me and you. (by fdrisc)

3

The Welsh witches had sought for years to keep their circle of ritual stones safe from encroaching real-estate developers, and even a skeptic such as myself has to admit that the events of Thursday last have rendered that covenstead indissoluble, but the eerie musical lilt of their laughter as the flames consumed Aberystwyth suggested that a certain mens rea had replaced their earlier defensive intent. (by jtothep)

2

"My commitment to your prosperity is indissoluble", the Wall Street swindler Suminow Orsuemelater rolled out her beguiling lilt and charm in a speech to her investors exactly one day before she was charged with fraud and and mens rea against her venerated covenstead.

(by Sami)

1

The sight of the men and women holding hands at the covenstead, as they shared their indissoluble beliefs and lilting songs, unsettled many, but none of these peaceful people had the required mens rea to offend against anyone.

(by LexigraphicLove)
The Quandary for Thursday, April 11, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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