Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Quandary Resolutions by Catherine

  • #3609 submitted 03/20/2012: enceinte, forethoughtful, unbolted, vernal

    It was winter’s end in the valley, the nearly vernal sun warm in a pale blue sky, rays shining unbolted through the leafless trees, and the enceinte buds, with receptacles swelling, lending forethoughtful hope that spring was soon to arrive.

  • #3470 submitted 01/21/2012: connubial, bacchanal, weltschmerz, remora

    The connubial bliss of the newly married Caroline became her remora, shrouding her view of the overall picture, which included her bewildered husband and his bacchanal attempts to drown out and numb the overwhelming sense of weltschmerz into which he had been plunged.

  • #3430 submitted 12/30/2011: mazard, koomkie, maladroit, lave

    Three men knelt before three elephant mazards, laving the bloody bones, the only remains of a maladroitly handled koomkie: the female decoys dead, the wild males gone, and the unexpected lionesses still prowling through the forest.

  • #3380 submitted 12/08/2011: flacon, rescind, wallaroo, copse

    Upon discovering that her invitation to Mr. Grove’s party had been rescinded, Isobel found herself feeling only relief, as she had not been looking forward to traipsing through the damp and nettle-infested copse between his estate and hers, nor spending four hours surrounded by Mr. Grove’s eccentric collection of taxidermied wallaroos and flacons filled with questionable substances.

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