Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 1552
puerile, ochre, fester, tarry
When a substitute kindergarten teacher opined that Johnny's use of bright yellow finger-paint to depict soil was a puerile artistic choice ("You meant burnt ochre, right, you dumb brat? Now don't tarry — fix it!"), she caused a wound in the budding expressionist's psyche that would fester throughout his schooling, his adolescent addictions, his many years of cognitive behavioral therapy, and even his first triumphant exhibit at MOMA, to which the teacher was not invited.
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