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

  • #8287 submitted 12/16/2019: homily, prototype, mellifluous, morra, n.

    "To morra, and to morra and to morra," the ageing mariner and erstwhile thespian intoned in his mellifluous Australian accent, beckoning his stranded crew mates to join him in that ancient Italian game involving the fingers, "creeps by this piss-poor pace from day to day mate, to the last prototype of humanity's invention, and homilies such as these have only shown both dukes and dickheads the way to a dry and dusty death, so we may as well kill a bit of time while we can, what do yer reckon?"

  • #8285 submitted 12/14/2019: goliath, by virtue of, impugn, Roberdsmen, n.

    Thus it was that Goliath Arfencock, by virtue of not being a card-carrying member of either the SNP or the Greens, or any engorged mop-haired member of a political persuasion for that matter, alka seltzers nonetheless at the ready in order to stomach the inordinately long sentences inevitably inscribed in their tedious reports, was finally able to impugn the credibility of the rabid journalistic Roberdsmen who had slighted him so viciously with their politically contorted revisions of his fantastic yet totally veracious account, if he should say so himself, of his adventures through the space-time continuum.

  • #8283 submitted 12/13/2019: goliath, bastard strangles, tractable, batfish, n.

    Not long after the historic round trip to Jupiter, Goliath Arfencock became increasingly despondent and began wishing the bastard strangles upon the national media, who on the one hand presented a tractable willingness to publish all his adventures verbatim, while at the same time casting doubt on some of those very same stories, such as when he fought off the evil cherubim single-handedly with a fire-extinguisher or went swimming through the schools of Barium Batfish in the Rings of Uranus.

  • #8282 submitted 12/13/2019: goliath, bastard strangles, tractable, batfish, n.

    Not long after the historic round trip to Jupiter, Goliath Arfencock became increasingly despondent and began wishing the bastard strangles upon the national media, who on the one hand presented a tractable willingness to publish all his adventures verbatim, while at the same time cast doubt on some of those very same stories, such as when he fought off the evil cherubim single-handedly with a fire-extinguisher or went swimming through schools of Barium Batfish in the Rings of Uranus.

  • #8280 submitted 12/12/2019: Magdalene, oximeter, belle epoque, Fagin, n.

    The new movie’s gonna be fantastic, I tell you, it’s set in the belle epoque of 1980’s America and we’ve got Brad Pitt playing a rent-boy recruiter in the Bronx called Johnny Fagin and Lady Gaga as an ex-cop and recently ordained nun named Madonna Magdalene who’s trying to bring Johnny back into line, although we may need an oximeter in the room to make sure those two don’t use up too much oxygen, haha, just kidding, no, it’s an incredible project to be working on and there’s already talk of Oscars in the wind.

  • #8272 submitted 12/05/2019: worricow, agribusiness, acquiesce, guanxi, n.

    Now listen to me, before you take another toke on that pipe, I never acquiesced to this idea of a worricow lying in ponds distributing guanxi as a system of agribusiness, because the fate of the world should always derive from the mandate of the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony and certainly not because some watery scarecrow wanted to get into bed with you.

  • #8270 submitted 12/04/2019: jouissance, status symbol, coup de grĂ¢ce, monk, n.3

    Oooohhh, look at you honey, getting the monk on just cos I haven't passed the joint yet, you'd think it was a status symbol, well I ain't passing it until you check out all the different names for hash babe, you got the bionic, the bomb, the puff, the blow, the black, the herb, the sensie, the cronic, the sweet jouissance, the shit, Ganja, split, reefa, the bad, the buddha, the home grown, the ill, the maui-maui, the coup de grace, pot, lethal turbo, tie, shake, skunk, stress, the whacky weed, the glaze, the boot, the criticism, Scooby Doo, the bob, the bogey, the back yard boogie, for real babe, now have a toke.

  • #8267 submitted 12/02/2019: fulgor, PEBCAK, bon vivant, technetronic, adj.

    You consider yourself a worthy bon vivant of this technetronic age, a conneisseur of all things electronic, born in the midst of the blinding fulgor of rampant resourcefulness and innovation, and yet you still don't realise that all your personal trials and tribulations are due to the fact that, as always, the Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard.

  • #8263 submitted 11/28/2019: smoking gun, turducken, comestible, springe, adj.

    That night, Pete went to bed not feeling very springe at all after slaving away at the stove all day on a turducken that was now, both literally and metaphorically, nothing but a smoking gun that had to be discreetly disposed of before the wife got home to discover he'd destroyed the last comestible turkey in the supermarket.

  • #8260 submitted 11/27/2019: battle-axe, potluck, fawn, Dickin, n.

    Right ladies and gentlemen, item number 4 today is this gorgeous gold Dickin Medal, awarded to Reggie the hedgehog for the courageous use of his spikes to avoid becoming the main ingredient of a drunken potluck in 1994, now what will ya give me, I’ve got a fifty dollar bid, now sixty, now sixty, will ya give me sixty, come on ladies, it’s worth fawning over, we’ve got a sixty dollar bid, now seventy, now seventy, will ya give me seventy, and it’s a seventy dollar bid, now eighty, now eighty, will ya give me eighty, and yes we have a bid, do I have any more bidders out there, this is the final offer, right so it’s going for eighty dollars, going, going, gone and it’s SOLD to the dear old battle-axe in the corner for eighty dollars!

  • #8258 submitted 11/25/2019: shell-shocked, vinous, sempiternal, calliblephary, n.

    I can't tell if you're already utterly vinous or simply shell-shocked by the sudden news of your sister's shotgun matrimony darling, but you really need to think about letting me re-apply your calliblephary before we go to the wedding or you will end up with a sempiternal reputation as an easy-going ho.

  • #8254 submitted 11/23/2019: vulgarian, intraordinary, jilt, blue box, n.

    Okay, so in order to make this work, we’ll need you to teleport back to 1972, assume the role of the jilted lover of the millionaire vulgarian playboy Rontgen Fickleburger while somehow maintaining an intraordinary existence so you can get a hold of a blue box and make the calls that will set up the chain of events that lead us to the very paradox that got us into this loop in the first place - got that?

  • #8252 submitted 11/22/2019: vulgarian, grace note, heterodox, pickleball, n.

    The final of the 2054 Pickleball World Cup was a game for the ages, featuring the unexpected match-up of two players who were the ultimate antithesis of each other, with the vulgarian gangrel Clatfart Maginty, renowned for his powerful scudding serve, face full of bling and formulaic yet deadly game strategies, fronting up against the heterodox Minecrafter Jorrobee Holoraby, who once more brought her sweeping back hand, surprising changes of pace and the welcome grace notes of her spontaneous twirling dance routines to the party.

  • #8248 submitted 11/19/2019: hail-fellow, ordure, recondite, hierophanic, adj.

    "Good morrow and welcome, my dear hail-fellows," the Master Toileteer bellowed as he regaled the new recruits, "and remember that first and foremost the discreet and recondite collection of ordure is an ancient hierophanic profession without which the proud foundation of our noble society would crumble into those very sewers upon which it stands, so therefore your duty must be literally carried out with the utmost sense of sacred dignity that such profound responsibility entails."

  • #8236 submitted 11/08/2019: manumission, mentalese, lyric, calavera, n.

    "I'm on a mission of manumission from God", spoke the lurid calavera in haunting disembodied tones, it's jaws moving like chopsticks, "to remind you of your fleeting mortal breath and thus sing a song of salvation, for if you can discern the lyric behind these words you will hear a mentalese that will put you at eternal ease."

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