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

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  • #254 submitted 11/19/2009: subserve, frenetic, anachronism, obfuscate

    After his nomination for vice-president, Joe Biden, in the midst of a frenetic campaign, told Katie Couric, "When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed", an anachronism which only subserved the media's obfuscation of his candidacy.

  • #245 submitted 11/18/2009: expiate, buttress, littoral, exegesis

    As she walked along the beach, observing shellfish and sea stars in the littoral waters, she mused on her exegetical essay concerning Paul's expiatory passages, and felt her own atonement buttressed by a renewed sense of wholeness and wonder in divine creativity.

  • #236 submitted 11/17/2009: convoke, idiomatic, flyting, perseverate

    Charles Clark-Smith perseverated in convoking his pals, including Rodrigo, even though Rodrigo misinterpreted the idiomatic speech of this mostly British group, causing each gathering to end in fractured flyting.

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