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:


The beautiful young stegosaur, skin glistening an amalgam of red, gold and chartreuse in the morning sun, wandered through a menagerie of dinosaurs evolved through 500 millennia; a very happy, stupid beast, an inauspicious genethliac was its fate, born not under an unlucky star, but asteroid; he glanced up from his humming, "dum-de-dum-de-dum-de-dum" and thought: "I hope that giant glowing ball in the sky will be my friend, otherwise I may have to thagomize it,"--a million years later, after the dust had settled, there were monkeys.

(by fdrisc)


Perhaps due to my genethliac origin as a Pisces, I used to draw prolifically as a child; I specifically remember the joy of drawing my favorite dinosaurs in discrete colors: brown tyrannosaurus rexes with red blood in their teeth, brown stegosauruses with orange dorsal spikes and thagomizers, and chartreuse, armored ankylosaurs all amalgamated into one, unlikely menagerie, collected together only because of my preferences and knowledge. (by Shortscribe)


Perhaps my son suffered from some genethliac deficiency upon emerging from the womb, for there were no stars to thank for his physiognomy, which seemed to have been amalgamated from a menagerie of bestial sources; and it is doubtless in an effort to displace the attention of strangers from his unfortunate countenance that today, as an adolescent, he wears hair in a style that is suggestive of a chartreuse thagomizer having sprouted miraculously from his skull.  (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Thursday, May 23, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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