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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Reviewing the acta of the Office of Public Housing was stupefyingly boring for the first several hours, but then the fledgling CPA realized something that snapped her wide awake in mid-yawn: the avuncular, hail-fellow-well-met, perennially good-humored Director had apparently "donated" almost a million dollars in federal funds to a handful of extreme right-wing hate groups and she, Alison W. Gershon, was the first to find out, so it looked as if kismet had marked her for promotion and awards after all. (by cusheamus)


When aging Uncle Bodenius finally sent letters to his family announcing what he considered a revolutionary plan to publish his personal acta on the internet for unrestricted public consumption, his nephew reminded him in a patient, avuncular text-to-voice message that all the other family members were already broadcasting the minutiae of their formerly personal lives on the new site HandFootAndMouthBook.com where Uncle Bo was “more than welcome to friend them,” an invitation which stupefied poor Bodenius and made him suspect that his kismet was to be forever behind the times. (by Rudi)


With quite stupefying avuncularity the senior legatee, in an extremity of unctuous benevolence, took up and dandled the squirming orphan on his knee, having only that morning found that the tea-leaves (the only acta that he ever really trusted) proved his kismet hung on discovering exactly what the child knew. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, October 06, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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