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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The zenith of Ramya's career was when she was recognized as the best all-time life-guard of Marina beach for her supererogation in saving a boy caught in some floating dulse in the waters near the beach, after dark, which was definitely outside swimming hours, despite her own nyctophobia. (by QuaQua)

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Our nighttime stroll on the beach had all the ingredients of romance--so I thought--but my companion made it seem a supererogation of his duty to endure the affair: he complained that the clumps of dulse on the shore looked like slimy monsters and the zenith moon, high above the horizon, did not provide enough light to keep his nyctophobia in check. (by Rudi)

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With a fine show of supererogatory munificence, as if attaining the zenith of altruism, he magnanimously served a huddle of down-and-outs - clustering like so many nyctophobics around his neon-lit whelk stall - not only with the requested platters of cockles, but with a garnish of sand-blown dulse and kelp freshly harvested from the shore. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Thursday, December 23, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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