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:


It would behoove all of us to have a healthy measure of misoneism and return to our roots in agrarian pursuits instead of relying upon fossil fuels and petrochemicals – grow a garden, compost, mango lots of fruits and vegetables – before the whole world goes into a coma from overusing our resources and polluting the planet upon which we live.

(by wordgirl)


Buck's malignant misoneism led him to retreat from modern life in clearly marked stages: in the first stage he abandoned his Manhattan loft and fellowship at the Futures Institute for a shack at a remote mango plantation in Borneo where he adopted a primitive agrarian lifestyle farming mangos for the mangoed fruit trade; in the second stage, he deserted the plow and the ox, cut off communication with family and friends, and retreated into the jungle with only a loin cloth, a backpack, and a knife; in the third and final phase, he withdrew into a cave where his only companions where bats and millipedes, and where he was finally found by rescuers in a comatose state, clutching the last vestige of his former life--a battered Blackberry. (by mtc)
The Quandary for Sunday, December 15, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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