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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Unbeknownst to him, the innovative rabbi's ever-patient congregation began to think this time their spiritual leader expected a little too much hardihood from them as he enthusiastically sketched his unique concept for an underwater temple: "Look, the menorah will go here, and our only concern will be pulmonary edema...." (by mtc)

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Exhibiting considerable hardihood, pluck, and imagination, the young diver recovering in his hospital bed from near-fatal pulmonary edema and other symptoms of 'the bends' described to the surrounding reporters his harrowing emergency ascent from 300 ft: "Yeah, unbeknownst (Hey, is that a word!?) to me, my regulator failed, and the last thing I remember seeing on the way up was staghorn coral like fields of menorah." (by mtc)

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Benjamin was a short-lived hero who died a martyr after demonstrating his hardihood to the local Jewish community by diving into the depths of the harbor to retrieve a priceless menorah from a sunken merchant ship, for unbeknownst to the gathered crowd of worshippers – and to Benjamin himself, his quick ascent to the surface had resulted in a severe case of pulmonary edema, which sadly resulted in his demise.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Sunday, December 08, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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