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:


Flying through the blue reaches of the troposphere betwixt heaven and earth, Melvin's jet traced a luminescent contrail through space which spelled out a somewhat pedantic valentine to his logophile sweetheart: "None can abnegate that we share the same heart like two words with the same root in the rhetorical device of paregmenon." (by mtc)


Aaron abnegated the idea that contrails are environmentally harmful, though he said, with paregmenon, that this belief was betwixt and between the two of us.

(by Elijah Shiffer)
The Quandary for Sunday, September 29, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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