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:


Feeling himself very much a victim of the pankration revival—tired of having to finagle his way out of the impromptu wrestling and boxing matches his friends were now always trying to start—Tony quipped that he would like to chokeslam the Typhoid Mary who was responsible for the current outbreak of this ancient Greek martial art.

(by Rudi)


"Never again will you finagle me into a 'swinging couples weekend' if it means worrying about catching something from the likes of that filthy Typhoid Mary you hooked up with, or her awful Greek boyfriend -- what was his name? -- who left me black and blue from his combination of sex and pankration," complained Mrs. Timwold to her husband, who quipped, "I think it was Vector." (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Friday, August 09, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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