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:


In the corner she sat, disconsolate, a tear dropping on the twisted, smoldering gobbet in her hands; he stood back, hands wringing, mortified, wanting desperately—feeling helpless; the electric arcs on the small gold leaf tea-cup creating such resplendent electric arcs before collapsing in the microwave, a final cherished remembrance gone forever.

(by fdrisc)


Since all the traditional ways of dealing with being disconsolate hadn't worked, I decided to mortify my boredom by putting a resplendent gobbet of upscale bubble gum on the sole of my left shoe so I always walked lopsidedly and had something interesting to look at if I forgot that I had put the gum on intentionally.

(by Elijah Shiffer)


Surely Sister Agnesia is resplendent now, as she floats among the clouds up in Heaven, her silvery wings and satin robe illuminated by the glow of her halo, but back on earth her survivors in the convent remain disconsolate at the memory of how she mortified her body, with whips and fasting, until all that was left was an inert gobbet of flesh. (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Wednesday, July 17, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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