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:


From his virtual podium the white-haired professor of political history--something of an old gaffer--explained to his class how smurf accounts helped destroy American democracy early in the twenty-first century: "To help hide their echt identities, corporations and wealthy individuals created political 'smurf accounts,' (an expression borrowed from the early Internet) which they gave misleading names to like 'Americans for Progressive Values,' and into which they poured unlimited amounts of money to pay for "attack ads," sound bites of sophistry which very effectively confused the voters about the real issues and smeared candidates who were not "in their pockets" (Check your idioms!), so that in time an oligarchy of wealth and power seized control of the country, and the brief shining moment we know as "American Democracy" was no more--class dismissed!" (by mtc)
The Quandary for Thursday, January 16, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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