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:

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Seeing your newly crystallized elflocks, I must avail myself of the opportunity to remind you, once again, that while mousse, gel, and hairspray may be miscible, their combined use is, shall we say, impolitic.   (by Rudi)

3

Sitting on our porch very late one night, seeing a dripping specter walking stiffly up the street, I was startled when the apparition turned up our walk, paused, shook back her wet and matted elflock and asked if I knew whether a soak in the local lake would avail her in removing poison ivy from her body, and, recognizing her as the young Lolita from the apartment next door, I apprised her that, sadly, the irritant was not miscible in water—and said no more since, seeing how she was walking and where she was scratching, I decided it might be impolitic to ask how she had come by such a rash in the small hours of the night by such an isolated lake.

(by fdrisc)

2

Availing oneself of the opportunity to develop the hair into elflocks can be impolitic if one is in a position of power, for it might prevent one from being miscible among other pundits.

(Last QQ post for a while- see you September 1st!)

(by Elijah Shiffer)

1

Brushing aside an elflock of tangled auburn hair so that she could look her interlocutor directly in the eyes, Tammy delivered herself of the impolitic pronouncement that got her forevermore banned from teaching a cooking class at the annual Republican Party retreat at Osage Beach, Missouri: "No, Senator, you can dump in all the American ketchup you want but it will be to no avail -- a dab of Dijon mustard is the ONLY means I know of for rendering the oil and vinegar in your salad dressing miscible!" (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Thursday, August 15, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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