Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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To listen to the never-ending "debate" over Obamacare, with its endless spew and footle driving the defenders and its opponents to lam one another, might lead one to conclude a false dichotomy, that this "new" policy is the antipodes of our traditional, for-profit healthcare system in the United States; the dolorous truth is that the so-called health care reform law is actually an expansion of our current market system that scores health insurers a captive market and was, not surprisingly, lobbied for and scribed by the interests of the very industry itself.

(by bloviator)


Even Alan found it difficult to keep up the morose mood he had fallen into around Mal, whose affect was the antipodes of dolorous; though he often footled around, his wastes of time were lively and upbeat, especially when he started lamming every hollow object in the room with a pair of flip-flops.

(by Elijah Shiffer)


Dolores’s leaving left me dolorous, but the depth of that sadness was nothing compared to the depth of my madness and she knew better than to footle with me now; she ran to the antipodes, the lands of the lamb, to escape the lam I would visit on her.

(by fdrisc)


While the two celebrated the same way - with boisterous trips to the local watering hole - they were antipodes when things were not going so well: disappointment left George despondent, footling about at home and incarcerated by his dolorous feelings, whereas Sam would hit those same pubs and inevitably enter an altercation in which he punched someone or someone lammed him. (by Shortscribe)
The Quandary for Friday, August 02, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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