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:

6

With the moving panegyric rendered by the President, the secretary was very proud of the way he had conned the proceedings of the high-profile funeral, when a blaring voice from an airlines announced, via their text-to-voice smart-phone app, the arrival of someone's delayed impedimenta, vitiating the eulogy and the overall mood. (by QuaQua)

5

As Nat conned the Slipper through the Merchant Islands he composed in his mind a gentle panegyric to the people who invented sailing without impedimenta in a small boat with nothing to vitiate the experience of freedom that such a voyage affords. (by pbwoodruff)

4

"Mr. O'Donnell", said Captain Roberts tremulously, "you have the conn while I go across to the Endeavor", and that was last I heard from him until the next day since, if the rumors are true, towards the end of the banquet, while he was striding around the dining room delivering the long-rehearsed panegyric in praise of Captain Alderson's conduct in the recent engagement, he stumbled over some badly stowed weaponry and other battle-related impedimenta and went headfirst into the depths of Mrs. Alderson's snowy bosom, having first knocked the punchbowl into her husband's lap, which entirely vitiated the impression of manly sobriety he had been trying so hard to make. (by cusheamus)

3

Such craven, vitiable panegyrics as these, he thought, as one after another shuffled forward humbly to affirm their loyalty while urging extreme caution, were just so much impedimenta designed to frustrate his intention to conn the vessel through troubled waters. (by Et Seqq)

2

Considering pre-concert introductions as mere impedimenta, and believing that excess praise vitiates achievement, the maestro gave no panegyric for the great composer, but proceeded without ceremony to conn the orchestra through the score. (by Rudi)

1

Blinded in infancy, he worked around the impedimenta that would have deterred others from a life in public office, memorizing his panegyrics and conning himself to the top office in the state, despite scandals that could well have vitiated his career. (by peirs)
The Quandary for Tuesday, July 20, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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