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

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Eris, who grew up to be a fine actress and an even finer sociopath, fully embodied the petitie agent provocateur: at the candy store she shoved her rosy cheeks full of nougats and spit them back into their boxes, at preschool she rallied her mates in bodily fluid fingerpaint shenanigans, and at the county fair she bullied the younger children to steal tokens for funding hours of automated airplane rides--these were her escapist drug, as she imagined herself skywriting obscenities and flat-hatting centimeters from all the grown-ups' shiny, bald heads. (by whysolofi)

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The flight instructor played the role of agent provocateur, testing his student's character: could the trainee be tempted into dangerous shenanigans, would he take his hands off the controls for a bit of nougat, would he accept a dare to fly-hat, to skim the top of a tree? (by Rudi)

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The A-6 Intruders were definitely mud-movers, but after a couple of episodes of flat-hatting and other shenanigans - involving visiting brass - by the gentlemen of MAG-11, Admiral Stanley (a man whose mild countenance often led people who didn't know him to imagine that he had a soft, nougat-y center, to their everlasting discomfiture) began to suspect that there was an agent provocateur in the crew, some troublemaker or malcontent who was inciting the others to play these dangerous games, and he resolved to discover who it was and make him regret the day he was born. (by cusheamus)
The Quandary for Monday, August 30, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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