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

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:

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In the wake of the collapse that made everyone disavow the once sanctified ways of the finance industry, the government is getting draconian in its regulations, but smooth operators are still managing to eke out their profits. (by QuaQua)

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Disavowed by the investors who once sanctified him, the hedge fund manager now faces the draconian reality of debt, unable to eke out sufficient funds to cover his loses even after a career transition to narcotics retailing. (by Rudi)

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Although my boss can be draconian in his daily humiliation of me, I still try to eke out a living as an advertising executive, even if it means that I have to privately disavow the impact of my work and seek the santification of the confessional each week. (by earlylite)
The Quandary for Sunday, November 01, 2009 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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