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:


Hubertus flushed and Olga tittered, more from the obvious tension than any sense of fun; J Alfred Prufrock knew that he himself should recognise the man in the photograph with Magda Goebbels, but the name eluded him and he was keen for the Prince to say it; he was loathe to be vituperative towards the German for his hesitancy, knowing that there must be some personal reason for the lengthening silence around the table; he heard glasses clink, cutlery clatter, the whisper of waiters passing to and fro, a belly laugh from a group of business-men at the far end of the room, a tinkling laugh from a gilded woman with piled blonde hair and too much mascara at the table next to theirs, a throat cleared, banknotes crumpled, teeth bit into crackling pork, wine, schnapps and soda water swallowed, the gurgling as it went down, he glanced at Hubertus and the Prince, catching his glance, nodded: "he is my cousin, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, grandson of the Kaiser and son of Crown Prince Wilhelm, I know he has idiosyncrasies, but idiocy – to have a long-standing affair with Frau Goebbels! to father her children! to run such risks! that is lunacy! sheer lunacy!"

(by MissTeriWoman)


It didn't take much for the office to sneer
When Brenda arrived they'd vituperate her,
You'd hear all the titters, suppressed or aloud
She used to be Brendan, you see, and it showed,
'Til one day they found her, keening and bawling,
In the gender-free toilets they'd just been installing,
One look at her face, with mascara all messy,
They guessed she was dying inside with this stress, and they
Vowed on that day, round the office t'was shared,
They would rib her no more that she still had a beard
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Thursday, October 05, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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