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:


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)


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)


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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