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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Remington became understandably snarky when the sub rosa investigation he commissioned revealed the "unique" tangka depicting non-Tibetan yana he recently purchased was mere trumpery, another example of well-executed fraud in the high-end art market. (by mtc)


Lord Cuckold was beside himself, making snarky comments about his new trophy wife’s program to pursue the three yana on a path to enlightenment, and declaring the whole plan to be trumpery -- a poorly disguised subterfuge to pursue the tennis pro sub rosa, since his training camp was being held at the community center behind the Buddhist temple.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Thursday, November 21, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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