Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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It was Laurie's luck (though she was a phenomenal pitcher) to have teammates who enjoyed the sport of lampoon as much as softball, so her self-esteem was routinely battered (in a polysemous sense) by their constant poking fun at her every move; on seeing she and her boyfriend holding hands, Carrie the shortstop remarked, "What a cute coffle!," and Morgan the catcher responded to her grouchy pre-dinner attitude by commenting, "How fitting! The sourpuss dons her albedo!" as Laurie pulled on her white fuzzy sweater over a lemony yellow dress.

(by Megan Louise)


Kyle's verbose explanation of polysemous words was impossible to lampoon, because no one else could have come up with phrases like, "The astronomical and botanical meanings of "albedo" are both part of a coffle of words that represent candidity".

(by Elijah Shiffer)
The Quandary for Wednesday, September 25, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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