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:


Mam'selle Milquetoast was vapid, though her speech was quite rapid, she rapidly faded away;

The cute gafiate, turned up rather late, so I'll leave her for another day;

I hate to rechaufe, like an ill-mannerred Toff, though my illness brooks no other way;

Deference dictates, that my lying in State, will oblige me to call you to say:

"Miss Teri regrets, that because of her Pets, she's unable to write more today!"


(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Wednesday, December 16, 2015 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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