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:


She wished to give her new character a dolorous disposition; in fact, she wished to make herself over into a more serious writer by effecting a complete departure from her previous style of prose characterized by unsparing use of interrobangs and weak neologisms,  widely perceived as low-brow pabulum and panned for being frivolous - with one critic even comparing her style to a stale and unsavoury jardiniere served with an altogether unwholesome meal.

(by karnnan)


Interrobangs are only good for lightening up otherwise dolorous pabulum - otherwise any interrobangs at all would make the reader feel as if there is not merely a jarful of them, but a whole jardiniere full.

(by Elijah Shiffer)
The Quandary for Saturday, August 02, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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