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:


The Man's ragged breathing was stridulous, he seemed as in a fever, flushed, his skin burning to the touch – whether this was caused by the heavy blow struck by Tammy in the Tower Cell which had shattered his skull, or some infection which had made contact with the exposed viscera, none of them could say, they were not doctors; but it was generally agreed that Tammy's blow had probably foreshortened his life, though by how much was moot, and this was to both Bernie and Tammy who had suffered each at his hands, splendiferous – Vive La Nous! though they would like to know why he had tried to kill them!

(by MissTeriWoman)


Battling pneumonia (which to his well-hidden enemies was  splendiferous), Malcolm, the president of Genuflect, in declaring his war on Walmart, struggled to generate his usual stridulous but vive tone, so, to his own panic and dismay, every hacking word foreshortened his venomous power,  when a non-descript woman in the middle of the audience slowly pulled out a small Glock from her purse and carefully shot him in the face, then ran for the exit.

(by dreamer99)
The Quandary for Monday, November 23, 2015 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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