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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Jack thought that the mere presence of an exorbitantly expensive chronograph on his wrist made him a horological grandee, invested with plenipotentiary authority to declare the time, and possessing a license to vociferate against anyone who disagreed with his reading by a few seconds. (by Rudi)

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In the newbie training class of state judges, which could have paraded as a horology club judging by their swanky chronometers (perhaps the requisite gnomon of career advancement), only a few surmised correctly that, stealthily behind the risible braggadocio about plenipotentiary overlording by this famous semi-retired Chief jurist, loomed hostile vociferous denigration of the “vulgarians” (the appellation by this grandee for anyone commoner than himself) – and they qualified. (by docephesus)

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We took our colonial-era grandfather clock to the clinic at the School of Horology (operated by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) for repair and restoration and were delighted to discover a grandee of clockmakers, Tompion Rittenhouse, on the campus at the time of our visit, having condescended to teach a course on "Cuckoo and Torsion Pendulum Clocks", but when we sent a message to him, he merely sent out a proxy, a plenipotentiary envoy, in the form of an officious graduate student who told us with escalating vociferation that the great man could on no account be disturbed. (by cusheamus)

1

The Horological Times (March 6th, 1898) reported that, in exercising their plenipotentiary rights as veterans of the Old Tickers Club, each goateed grandee first vociferated against, then formally barred, the latecomer's admission to their Annual General Meeting. (by Et Seqq)
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