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:


He stood now at the podium, the master of levity, a lifetime achievement award in his hand, his prepared remarks, witty, acerbic, all his; until he saw her and the memories overwhelmed him: the frightened sook of a child he had been, his aseptic friendless years as a teen, and then her, his first love, his soaring heart–and her abiding faith in him, and, tears not quite restrained, he sidled from the podium and, seeing only her said "thank you" and left the stage.

(by fdrisc)


When his sook friend sidled up to him discreetly to ask if the punch bowl were aseptic, he couldn’t help but counter the worry with levity and purport that punch bowls have a higher bacteria count than cell phones.

(by Shortscribe)


After hearing himself rebuked by the Head Nurse in front of the whole unit for having disturbed the serious and aseptic tone of the Structured Discussion Hour with his "puerile outburst of levity," the pathological sook sidled off into an obscure corner of the ward and dissolved, trembling, into silent tears of shame. (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Tuesday, July 23, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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