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:


When that pompous bardolator warned me I’d be facing worse than the witches of MacBeth, I threatened him with some eye of newt and dismissed him as a perfidious fanfaron, but I now rue that rudeness, finding myself in Sycorax’s clutches and given a choice between death by lamia or succubus; I took a gander at my dictionary and, though this will certainly be the last entry in my diary, it’s the succubus for me!

(by fdrisc)


“I mean, Tom called me a fanfaron, when braggart would have done, and he referred to you after his little gander as Lamia, whoever that it is, and he’s no bardolator,” – Brad clutched his head – “see what I mean!”

(by LexigraphicLove)


Lamia, my darling, please stop biting the children and come take a gander at this fanfaron on the television who boasts he can recite all of Shakespeare's sonnets by heart -- come, I know what a bardolator you are, and not just because of the delicious recipes to be found in Act IV, scene one of MacBeth! (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Tuesday, April 23, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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