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

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:

4

He looks a lot like me, and you might think him my doppleganger, but he has ten times my tetchiness, and you can easily tell us apart by looking for the brilliant cutaneous reddening – no ordinary flush, but a dermatological declaration of radical irritation – that colors his appearance whenever the slightest vicissitude of life defies his expectations. (by Rudi)

3

Encouraged by the union’s doctor, the copilot, on return to the two-pilot cockpit paused at the locked door – with instant goose bumps expanding to cutaneous speed bumps on hearing two distinct voices inside, one definitely Capt. Zig’s - demure, and the other, from one "Zag," a raspy sound-alike – tetchy and procellous – was indeed scared about this spreading idolum, a strange vicissitude of career piloting, particularly that his own doppelganger (to date, friendly) may someday berate him. (by docephesus)

2

“A doppelganger, you say?!”, Detective Abernathy scoffed at me after the old lady had correctly identified me in a police lineup as the man who had snatched her purse away, “through all the vicissitudes of my dealing with suspects over the years, I have to say I have never heard of such an interesting defense”, and then getting increasingly tetchy, he added, pointing to my cheek, “and what about this cutaneous scratch she says she inflicted on you during the struggle? Do you have a fancy German term for that too?” (by Sami)

1

With a prominent cutaneous wart athwart his strawberry nose the taxi driver could have been the dead spit of myself - a spectral doppelgänger, perhaps - and as I hailed his midnight cab on Sauchiehall Street the apparition extended a familiar digit in tetchy rebuff, crying out 'were it not for the prominent cutaneous wart athwart your strawberry nose, I might accept the phantom fare, but such are the vicissitudes of the afterlife as a spectral doppelgänger, loser', and off he gang, at the double. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Wednesday, February 09, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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