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:


With fatidic confidence, Sancho Panza predicted that something 'funny' was going to happen, obfuscated the handwritten 'Men' sign in the department store on Avenue des Champs-Élysées to look like it said 'Mujer', walked into the fitting room an armigerous militaryman, and walked out a midinette. (by QuaQua)


In April, a fatidic political column asserted that the diplomat, an armigerous social conservative, would see his bright career obfuscated by an ethics scandal, and indeed just two months later, an anonymous midinette stepped out of the Paris boutique where she worked, flagged down a tabloid reporter, and, in recounting her recent affair with the diplomat, took the first steps to worldwide celebrity. (by Rudi)


Like those of the Sybil or Nostradamus, the fatidic apothegms of Madam L'Oeilduniverse were couched in such terms as served to obfuscate: it would not be until the last scion of the last surviving armigerous family already had been identified that the prophecy would be seen to have foretold the noble lady's position as a lingerie midinette, folding, displaying and ringing up bits of lacy froth in a store in the shadow of L'Arc de Triomphe. (by Janet McConnaughey)


When first discovered she was a suicidal midinette who spoke French, German and Russian with an unexpected fluency that Grostovek believed could, with the aid of adroit obfuscation, intense coaching and the fatidic superstitions of the Dowager Empress, elevate her to the status of the armigerous Grand Duchess Anastasia, the only surviving child of Nicholas and Alexandra. (by gumo420)


Why trouble to obfuscate one's armigerous status as a knight of the realm when bedding a pert midinette whose sole fatidic accomplishment is the postcoital chirp 'That'll be all then, sir'? (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, March 21, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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