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 orgulous headmaster bragged incessantly as he led the prospective campers through a Potemkin village of shining trophies and smiling counselors, such tour leaving these innocent, unsuspecting waifs with no clue how hellish a summer of intensive badminton practice at Camp Shuttlecock might actually be.

(by Rudi)


The Obama administration's orgulous, self-congratulatory backpatting for its health insurance legislation, with its agenda for even more privatization of the US health care system, is ill-deserved, as it is built on a string of Potemkin Villages called ACO's and other accounting gimmicks that kick the costs of health care back and forth between various parties like a shuttlecock, practically guaranteed to create a nation of waifs without health care.

(by bloviator)


With orgulous pleasure beaming from his face, the owner of a chain of private, for-profit orphanages showed off his sleek flagship facility to the team of state regulators whom he expected to renew his contract, but far from this Potemkin village, most of the waifs whose lives he managed (the less presentable ones) were batted around like shuttlecocks between substandard holding pens of every type and description. (by Gravely)  1 comment
The Quandary for Thursday, August 08, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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