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:


You old relict, you’ve only survived as royal advisor to the last three monarchs because you’re such a groveling lickspittle -- one with enough parageusia to keep the dishonesty of politics from leaving a bad taste in your mouth, and a eupeptic façade that conceals all the distasteful things you’ve had to stomach.

(by wordgirl)


Gastronome, Master Chef and greying relict of the Old Cuisine, a man proud to a fault of his exquisite sense of taste (parageusia) and matching eupeptic ability, beamed with satisfaction at his dinner guests poised over their plates to savor the delicacies he had prepared for them in this his farewell dinner--beamed, that is, until his pet dog, "Lickspittle," escaped his leash, leapt onto the table, and landed messily between the Escargots de Bourgogne and Crêpe Suzettes. (by mtc)
The Quandary for Monday, December 23, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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