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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We have all heard about photography, literature and art prizes, but do linguists risk reputation and livelihood in a competition in which the litmus test is to accurately exscind then define the morphemes of some interminable word for a motza, or is such an endeavor so tedious that no one considers donating the prize money a mitzvah? (by Shortscribe)

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Sorry, dude, prepare to get excinded from the National Junior Linguist League and turn in your badge -- you failed the litmus test of Etymological Omniscience with your insistence that "motza" is a stand-alone morpheme, when it is OBVIOUSLY a triple construction from "money: lots of." (by Gravely)

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Word choice is the litmus test of the aspiring writer and todays challenge is to find a word whose morpheme member is meaningless and can be exscinded, like “in” in inflammable, unfortunately there will be no motza for the winner.  

(by fdrisc)
The Quandary for Friday, May 17, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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