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:


The selfconscious, nay diffident manner of the company executive in delivering his speech to stockholders, full of empty, bromidic prattle instead of haptic tangible data was all a clever ruse to avoid that the truth be winkled out revealing his unconscionable malfeasance. (by Toortle)


Although an experienced psychotherapist, I had never before dealt with such a diffident, withdrawn client, so it took all my ingenuity to winkle out of him even the most bromidic, empty responses, with haptic feedback confined to a perfunctory handshake as he left the consulting room. (by Et Seqq)


The deposed King of Disco limped down the road, nursing the haptic abuse of his cement-scraped hands, while diffidently mumbling bromidic slurs at the laughing bouncer - he'd heard them all before - who had winkled him out the door. (by lemur)


When the prospect of water-boarding was introduced, the suspect grew less diffident in response to the State Interviewer's questions, but even then, his responses were full of evasive bromides about innocence and ignorance—only with haptic encouragement (the addition of two thousand tropical fire ants to his closed cell), was Truth winkled out of him. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Thursday, June 24, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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