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:


As her pheromones permeated the night air and her beaming face glowed under an almost full gibbous moon, the seductive siren endured the hapless sailor's love-babble as she lured him to his enemy's camp: "If I said I didn't want you, that would be an accismus, because you know, my love, I want you so."

(by QuaQua)


Like a pack of wolves baying at a gibbous moon, so is every opportunity to rape the public of their last dollar like a siren call for the neoconservative "economists," their self-interest blatantly permeating every political action that further concentrates their wealth and power on the now familiar ruse that their system of distribution by deprivation is really in our best interests, insulting our intelligence with this posturing that so obviously reeks of accismus.

(by bloviator)


Although a desire for the new telescope, seductive and siren-like with its powerful magnification and sleek design—although such lust permeated the depths of the amateur astronomer's soul, our starry-eyed hero decided to pull an accismus and feign disinterest in the piece, remarking to a friend that it was probably so blurry it could make a crescent moon seem gibbous. (by Rudi)


I was rolling our recycling bin down the driveway when, by the soft light of the gibbous moon, I espied that notorious siren of the neighborhood, Mrs. Gorrmann, standing stark naked next to a juniper bush on our lawn, and notwithstanding the rush of lustful hormones that one would naturally expect to permeate the groin of any red-blooded American male in such a situation, I found myself employing the device of accismus and screaming, "Get outta here you crazy old bat, before I call the cops!" (by Gravely)  1 comment
The Quandary for Wednesday, August 21, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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