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:


Adventitiously sitting next to the unsettled analysand at Starbucks as he sipped a French Roast, munched on a tart, and perused his own copy of the Times, mtc retorted: "Though my prose may be purple and tumid (under the artificial constraints of QQ,)  and I cannot asseverate I have been an analysand, still like novelist Vladimir Nabokov, I know enough about the subject to gleek the pretension 'that all mental woes can be cured by a daily application of old Greek myths to (analysands') private parts.'"

(by mtc)


After reading mtc's October 21st post on Quadrivial Quandary, the analysand spilled her Macchiato with Hazlenut Drizzle on her morning Times, and erupted: "How dare you gleek Psychoanalysis with your tumid prose when you can't  asseverate you have participated in even one session!"  

(by mtc)


The bearded, bespectacled, Viennese analyst who sits notebook in hand with a nameless analysand reclining on a couch nearby while the analyst interprets dreams at a tumid $250.00 an hour--the whole stale and stock Psychoanalytic setting--has been parodied and gleeked so often it is nearly impossible to asseverate anything about the subject with a straight face. (by mtc)
The Quandary for Monday, October 21, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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