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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Advocates of the Unconscious Influence of Names Theory are stumped by the case of identical twins Cassandra and Pollyanna: Pollyanna is a depressive doomsayer who importunes the world to prepare for the worst in her newsletter, "Apocalypse Now;" Cassandra is a vivacious optimist who founded "Ambulate the Sunshine State," a charity walk-a-thon for needy children. (by mtc)


I hesitate to be a doomsayer, but I think you should pay more attention to your child, for such a vivacious toddler will importune for only a short while about wanting to ambulate across the street to see the animals before running out onto the highway in front of  traffic.

(by wordgirl)


It was with ill will that the Prince importuned the doomsayer to envision a horrible tragedy in the future of the incumbent king; with vivacious glee, the doomsayer began to ambulate about the king's throne and terrify him with visions of a future of diabolical mayhem.

(by JustAnInkling)
The Quandary for Thursday, December 19, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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