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

Quandary Resolutions by taoimean

  • #5734 submitted 03/09/2015: clerihew, win-win, apple-polish, formication

    Professor Hunley loved the clarihew,
    so students wrote many- as they do-
    But the apple-polishing situation
    was less a win-win and more formication.

  • #5714 submitted 02/28/2015: per contra, compere, pontificate, butyraceous

    "To use your own words, my dear contrere," Higgins replied to the man on the dais, "it is not your responsibility nor your right to pontificate over this gathering as lord and master; per contra we are all adequately equipped to decide whether a butyraceous lunch is in our collective best interest."

  • #5712 submitted 02/27/2015: per contra, house of cards, rationale, ad hockery

    "Per contra," spat old Jones with his quivering lip, "your purported rationale serves a single, nefarious purpose: to conceal the undeniable conclusion that this solution of yours is a house of cards built on a foundation of ad hockery and misguided hope, and I, sir, will have nought of it."

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