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 enormity of his crimes could not dematerialize en bloc, even with an intervention by his good friend the governor, so he lingered in prison and suffered through a nearly endless series of court appearances to haul out and deal with the dreck of his life, bit by bit, year after year.

(by wordgirl)


The Earth's dreck disposal problems were finally solved in the Twenty-first century when garbage from around the globe was consolidated en bloc into a noisome mass of considerable enormity, then hauled into space with tractor beams where it was de-materialized (Poof!) faster than you can say "Isaac Asimov." (by mtc)


My usual modus operandi was to avoid household chores en bloc, so when my wife asked me to haul out the dreck, I tried to convince her that it would soon dematerialize on its own, but she remonstrated sternly with the enormity of my dereliction. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Saturday, November 09, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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