Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 5370
hebetate, neotenous, pinnacle, cathexis
"I've got a great idea," the writer exclaimed: "a simple man encounters a UFO which somehow leaves him remote and hebetative; he inexplicably begins to focus with peculiar cathexis on building muddy mounds resembling Devils Tower in Wyoming; in the climax he meets the neotenous, large-headed aliens whose scientific, technological, and moral development is much closer to the pinnacle of evolutionary perfection than our species; the extraterrestrials transport him away with them in their spacecraft to a presumably glowing future in the stars--let's call it 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind!'"
— Comments —

Bookmark and Share

Quadrivial Quandary (QQ) is owned and operated by Rudi Seitz.
Sentences submitted to QQ are the property of their authors. See our page on Copyright Information for details.
Dictionary definitions are the property of their respective sources, presented here via public RSS feeds or otherwise with permission.
All other material is copyright 2015 by Rudi Seitz, all rights reserved.
Use of this site is governed by our terms of service.
Contact: rudi at quadrivialquandary dot com.