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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Gregory tried to do almost everything that was recommended to cure his tuberculosis – take short, brisk walks in the glade outside the sanitorium when the sun was out, and eat only those foods which passed muster as the most nutritious and calorifacient, hoping to increase his stamina and gain weight, but he avoided the bran-rich cereal and high colonics prescribed by Dr. Kellogg and his associates.

(by wordgirl)


When the lecturer began his worthy but somnifacient topic, ("Correlations between a deficiency of calorifacient material in the blood and the onset of Tuberculosis") Melvin felt his attention loosen, slip, and then wander freely to the idyllic mountain glade outside the walls of the institute, then move blissfully on to the brunette in the second row, and finally snap back to the lecturer with an elastic shock after a little voice inside his head admonished: "Get with it or you'll never pass muster!" (by mtc)
The Quandary for Monday, December 09, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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