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

Quandary Resolutions by The Masked Pimpernel

  • #8010 submitted 07/20/2019: lunule, lunar, cogent, gamphrel, n.

    Despite the cogent advice I had received to the contrary, I decided to make a run for it as soon as my feet hit the lunar surface, although anyone with half a mind would have called me an inveterate gamphrel for doing so, considering the bright lunules stamped on my prison garb and the desolation of the wilderness I was escaping into.

  • #8009 submitted 07/19/2019: lunule, tall order, gnomic, interparle, v.

    I stepped off the prison ship and gazed despondently at the lunule horizon of this infamous planet, knowing that escape was a manifestly tall order, despite the gnomic assurances I received when I had fortuitously interparled with the legendary autistic savant known only as 'Yoda'.

  • #8007 submitted 07/19/2019: lunule, tall order, gnomic, interparle, v.

    I stepped off the prison ship and gazed despondently at the lunule horizon of this infamous planet, knowing that escape was a manifestly tall order, despite the gnomic assurances I received when I had fortuitously interparled the legendary autistic savant known only as 'Yoda'.

  • #8005 submitted 07/18/2019: blue moon, get someone's goat, speculate, footfast, n.

    As the prison ship engaged its landing rockets, I began to speculate on the fact that I would finally get the warden's goat (and indeed, send her insane), if I, an apparently woebegone footfast, could utilise my extensive connections and find a way to escape this forbidden blue moon for the first time in its thousand year history.

  • #8002 submitted 07/16/2019: meniscus, wristlet, auxiliary, soft Mick, n.

    As the planet's shimmering surface came into view like a giant meniscus and the ship's auxiliary engines suddenly went silent, I glanced at the metal wristlet embedded in my forearm and recalled the warden's spiteful words: "you'll have about as much chance of escaping as Soft Mick".

  • #7985 submitted 07/02/2019: Zeno's paradox, tinge, burgeon, pussivanting, adj. and n.

    In the aftermath of the President's unforced confession, hope began to burgeon, prevarication became unexpectedly tinged with truth, and it suddenly seemed that no amount of pussivanting would keep Zeno's paradox at bay.

  • #7939 submitted 06/19/2019: philippize, gurrier, insuperable, ettle, v.

    The city gurriers found themselves to be quite philippized, if not galvanised, by the speech of the Reverend Farquar Toohoots, which ettled the unwashed masses to overcome the insuperable barriers to their social mobility by passing on the virtues of the Lord Jesus for a shilling and sixpence per doorknock.

  • #7926 submitted 06/07/2019: charisma, merit, bombast, gilravage, n.

    After visiting the law firm known as 'Gilravage, Chaos and Mayhem', I realised that without the hallmarks of charisma or merit we would be heavily relying on bombast to save the day.

  • #7925 submitted 06/07/2019: charisma, merit, bombast, gilravage, n.

    After visiting the law firm known as 'Gilravage, Chaos and Myahem', I realised that without the hallmarks of charisma or merit we would be heavily relying on bombast to save the day.

  • #7907 submitted 05/24/2019: gainpain, consilience, apposite, aginer, n.

    In the sport of sumo, as apposite as it may seem, one is not a gainpain; rather one engages in an instinctive act of physical consilience, thus enticing one's aginer into a supplicatory position.

  • #7895 submitted 04/28/2019: zoilus, philopolemic, resuscitate, sword-and-sandal, n.

    Call me a rabid zoilus if you must, but I feel it is my duty to ridicule the idiotic proposal to change the name of the Pacific Ocean as a misguided attempt at resuscitating sword-and-sandal politics by out of touch philopolemic dinosaurs.

  • #7879 submitted 04/06/2019: pelf, wieldy, moiety, entremet, n.

    The only things you need in order to engage in the profound business of pilfering pelf, my dear Oliver, is a wieldy hand and a flexible conscience, for those gentlemen you see over there are but a moiety of society at large and all you are doing is extracting a mere entremet from the voracious gluttons of this world.

  • #7878 submitted 04/05/2019: pelf, whelm, brummagem, bluff charge, n.

    “Stand and deliver madam, your pussy or your pelf!” the kohl-eyed highwayman blurted, but before I had the chance to determine whether it was a bluff charge or not I was whelm’d beneath the carriage, having once again fallen for his brummagem charms.

  • #7874 submitted 03/31/2019: crusoe, verklempt, etiquette, eleventy, adj.

    When he farted in the gallery for the eleventy-first time, I realised he one of those shameless people who think they can just go crusoeing through life without any consideration for basic etiquette, regardless of the multitudes they leave behind writhing on the floor in a verklempt mess.

  • #7849 submitted 03/09/2019: omphaloskepsis, ply, cap-a-pie, precipitancy, n.

    Now look here, ye limey scallywag, ye see that fella over there dressed cap-a-pie in tights and feathers with his head down all omphaloskepsis like, well that ain't none other than the Duke of Cambridge hisself, plying his trade as the King's Jester with a precipitancy born of desperation, so I'd show a bit more respect if I were you.

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