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:


The wizened town crier, who looked ancient beyond his twenty years of service, thought that he could malign the villagers with his polyglot pronouncements in languages unfamiliar to the townsfolk, but after a lengthy confession, his shrift dictated that he shout joyful Bible verses at daybreak and sing a soulful lullaby at eventide.

(by wordgirl)


As just shrift for maligning an elderly parishioner of the polyglot parish a "wizened hag," the priest demanded Malmouth apologize to the congregation in fourteen different tongues. 

(by mtc)
The Quandary for Sunday, October 06, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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