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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Before the singers could propitiate the gods (er... the one true God) with this lilting tributary hymn, it was necessary for the precentor to emend the partbooks, for they had been copied by an all-too-peccable scribe, whose Sloth prevented him from writing the ties that should have been there to indicate legato articulation. (by Rudi)


In so belatedly assaying craven conciliation by smilingly conceding that you do indeed relish its unusual premise, Professor Ictus, you no doubt seek to propitiate my wrath, but I tell you that nothing you can now say or do makes amends for such small-minded academic quibblings, least of all for those risibly indefensible emendations of this, my doctoral thesis on 'The sustenance of a seamless legato on the two-tone woodblock', a magnum opus that I have already subjected to most scrupulous revision, and have further interrogated, scrutinised, and proof-read to an Edenesque exclusion of all peccability. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, November 14, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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