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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  • #3636 submitted 03/27/2012: discomfit, fan death, knee-jerk, chelonian

    Mr. Park decided that he could not sleep in the bedroom because he feared fan death, while his wife insisted the electric fan stay on; sleeping in the garden was not an option, though, because of his knee-jerk aversion to turtles; and thus he found himself with the discomfiting choice between killer oscillating fans and the possibility of scary armored chelonians wandering into the garden.

  • #3621 submitted 03/24/2012: pug, siesta, demarcate, adroit

    When the seductive spy Mata Hari first moved into her holiday villa next door to that of Mr. Milquetoast, she was at first impressed by her neighbor's diffident manners and adroit way of helping her with various minor household repairs, but she realized it would be advisable to demarcate boundaries between her life and his when she discovered him pugging squirrel tracks beneath her window at 3 a.m., and when she awoke cranky from her postprandial siesta to find him sitting in the lawnchair next to her hammock, with no better response to her evident ire than "What's the matter, Mata?"

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