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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"Truth is a stranger reverie than fiction," Reggie remarked to Boobs, as they nursed their Irish Coffees while waiting for Vern to meet them at The Buena Vista on Hyde Street: "first the sozzled debacle at St. Patricks; turning a "new page" in San Francisco; meeting you down on your luck and a little pococurante tending bar in the Tenderloin (holding her hand tighter); regaining my trust fund; then reconciling with Vern after the jilt; and now here we are, the first licensed ménage à trois in the State--Hey Vern!" (by mtc)


“How could I not jilt someone like Reggie? – silly bow-tied clown, sozzled half the time, and Pococurante could be his middle name, he’s so insensitive to my wants and needs”, and as Vern cried into his beer, he slipped into a reverie about “the final straw that broke the camel’s back” when Reggie totally disregarded the state court ruling permitting gay marriage – “and we’ve been engaged since practically forever”.

(by wordgirl)


Sozzled, his signature red bow tie a-kilter, his Bottega Veneta sweater torn, and a look of distant reverie on his face, Reggie tripped down the aisle at St. Patrick's like a wobble-legged Fred Astaire, pococurante to the outraged looks of the congregation who might have been more sympathetic had they known the poor clown had just been jilted by his fiancé. (by mtc)
The Quandary for Tuesday, December 31, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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