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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Studio writers rejected 'orgulous,' ("ugly as your Aunt Tizzy") preferring 'proud' or 'haughty' to describe antebellum Southerners like Scarlet O'Hara intransigent in their ways who were forced to humble themselves by competing with wangling carpetbaggers after the Civil War. (by mtc)


Ethel McBride was a classic example of the antebellum aristocracy – orgulous and intransigent, convinced that she and her class still ruled the world and that nothing in the way she conducted her life needed to change, despite the Civil War and 150 intervening years, and if she had to wangle her way through the 21st century in order to survive by ignoring or twisting anything that disagreed with her world view, then she would proceed to do so.

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Tuesday, January 14, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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