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:


Prime Minister Theresa Maybe-Maybenot (whose ana read like a Litany: Scholar, Economist, Political Analyst, Philosopher – well, maybe, or maybenot – Art Connoisseur, Wimbledon Girls Under-5s Champion – although that was in the garden of her father's Vicarage, played against Teddy and Panda, single-handed – and now, of course, Champion of Northern Ireland and Great Britain and Provider of Strong and Stable Government with the firm Red Hand of Ulster up the back of her jacket and Tangerine Foster pulling the strings) spooned a dollop of clotted cream onto her scone and added a soupçon of strawberry jam, all the time watching her Cabinet Secretary finalising the Agenda for the afternoon meeting; Sir Porcupine MacFarlane had already brought a copacetic report from one of his 'assets' (as he referred to them, making himself sound rather like a character from one of Mr Smiley's novels about that enigmatic spy, Jonny Le Curry, which she kept promising herself to read but in this job one never really got around to doing any of the things one promised oneself (taking the husband for a walk in the evening, going for a late supper with the Tangerine and stopping out all night, bungee-jumping from Tower Bridge) and she had to admit to herself that Mr MacFarlane was rather tasty, in a Mandarinish sort of way, tall and lean, with the face of an aesthete and the hands of a pianist (he can run his fingers over my ivories any time he wants to tickle them) and she loved the fact that despite his education he indulged in uptalk, that rather curious and quite erotic Antipodean Interrogative way of ending a declarative sentence as though he were inviting her into the stationery cupboard with the intention of perusing her knick-knacks!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Saturday, July 15, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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