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:


My friend has a brilliant mind, but sadly a mind that swings too freely from lethargy to vigor, melancholy to ecstacy and, as I walk down the corridor of the sanatarium, knowing the often aleatory results from the therapy she has just endured, I pray she will turn the hundreds of pages of pica print she has already produced into her cyclopean masterwork, and not let it lie, collection dust, a remembrance of what might have been.

(by fdrisc)


and there's a new subculture, extreme hipsters who call themselves "joobsters", who believe in recreational lethargy; their capacity to not care reaches cyclopean proportions as their mental energy gets labile and breaks down, and their former passion for creating pretentious foods, such as organic-duff-oat granola with leatherleaf berries, becomes pica when the worm farms in which they process the duff to create the soil they grew their oats and leatherleaf in now only supplies them with loam to eat.

(by Elijah Shiffer)


As a young woman Marjorie had been known for her vivacity, her labile appetite for exotic cuisines and an equally voracious passion for reading, but in later years she developed a severe case of pica which induced a profound lethargy in her movements and caused her to balloon to cyclopean proportions, and an autopsy revealed that at the time of her death her body was composed of 95% recycled paper. (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Friday, July 26, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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