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:


"I've got a great idea," the writer exclaimed: "a simple man encounters a UFO which somehow leaves him remote and hebetative; he inexplicably begins to focus with peculiar cathexis on building muddy mounds resembling Devils Tower in Wyoming; in the climax he meets the neotenous, large-headed aliens whose scientific, technological, and moral development is much closer to the pinnacle of evolutionary perfection than our species; the extraterrestrials transport him away with them in their spacecraft to a presumably glowing future in the stars--let's call it 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind!'" (by mtc)


To haughtily presume that the neotenous faces of h. sapiens sapiens, stemming from the failure of their brow ridges to jut forward during puberty, indicated a corresponding mental hebetude was the pinnacle of arrogance by h. neanderthalis, as said cathexis and the corresponding prideful disregard left them open to competition from the surprisingly wily newcomers. (by jtothep)
The Quandary for Tuesday, December 17, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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