Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 2104
tautology, pensive, quincunx, boondocks
Looking pensive, young Emmet considered Mrs. Thompson's riddle, “What is a square with five points?”, and as he searched for an answer, he felt a growing sorrow for that the fifth point, the extra point, not needed or wanted by the other four, inessential to squareness as a third leg is to bipedalism, and then, remembering another word he had learned recently, declared “It has something redundant, so... it's a tautology!”, but the teacher was not satisfied with this answer: looking at the student as if he were some bumpkin from the boondocks, she scoffed (somewhat unfairly in my opinion) “Now Emmet, have you never heard of a quincunx?”
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