Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 3503
gradgrind, inflicted insight, circumvent, pied

In The Pied Gradgrind of Hamelin (the ill-fated forerunner fable to the more popular Pied Piper of Hamelin), a fact-obsessed stranger in multicolored garb retaliates against a town that has found a way to circumvent paying him for certain facts he has revealed to them, by playing his magic kazoo and luring all the facts out of the village--after which, the only knowledge left in the village is conjecture, opinion, specualtion, vagary, superstition, rumor, and what would in later times be called "inflicted insight," but which in those primitive times was referred to as "a possible consequence for subjects participating in certain kinds of research, occurring when the subject is given insight into his flaws through his participation in an experiment, often unexpectedly causing emotional pain."

 

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