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:


After the press conference, the hospital administrator could not contain his anger and nearly shrieked, “Once we figure out who the zany was who thought he could ignore hospital policies for casuistry and the use of the Ethics Committee when speaking to families and hospital staff to provide the most perspicuous explanation regarding end of life decisions, even a stellenbosch like the Cook County Hospital will seem like heaven compared to where that so-called healthcare professional will be going.”

(by wordgirl)


Walking briskly away from mandatory arbitration with his lawyer, trailed by an entourage of shouting reporters, Kingsfield consoled himself that despite his reputation as a world-class authority and perspicuous exponent of Casuistry, he was fortunate he would not be fired from his tenured position as Gregorian Professor of Ethics and Moral Philosophy for his zany, drug-induced antics at the faculty mixer, but instead would be stellenbosched to an impressive-sounding sinecure (Principal for Undergraduate Development) the University created to save face and avoid potentially embarrassing litigation (His partner in the contretemps was the President's niece.) (by mtc)
The Quandary for Monday, January 20, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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