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:


Gender equality in Japan is in its incipient stages, with women increasingly taking on management positions in business, but such change has not come pari passu in the fine arts, where the punctilio of kabuki still does not allow biological females to play the women’s parts.

(by wordgirl)


You say that you are committed to unveiling this production, but your punctilio—your obsession with every detail of the set—comes pari passu with an inability to move the work beyond its incipient stages: is this project for real, or are your endless preparations a kind of kabuki?

(by Rudi)
The Quandary for Monday, September 02, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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