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:


Writing in her signature perse ink, pulp fiction author Belle Bloom put the finishing touches on yet another passage (idem) of purple prose about sexpot surgeon Dr. Dreamy who cures in the nick of time the nation's star female Olympian of a painful enthesis so that she can make a jaunty finish in the 100 meter dash, and after a quick shower, fall into the handsome surgeon's waiting arms. (by mtc)


As he had idem 999 times before, Dr. Kildare successfully completed another Achilles enthesis repair, but this time with a jaunty celebratory flourish of his laser scalpel which traced a perse figure eight on the ceiling of the surgical theater to the astonishment of the gallery! (by mtc)


In less than two sentences, too much emphasis was placed upon the enthesis of the jaunty nurse who announced that the winner's purse would be given to the first woman whose purse was perse, which came across as idem at first.

(by mike meter)


As a result of his swollen enthesis - a product of his jaunty lifestyle - a doctor prescribed medication, which resulted in idem perse welts on his other joints instead of healing him. (by JustAnInkling)
The Quandary for Wednesday, January 22, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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