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:


I've always feared the grime of Ruritania's capital and preferred to live in its sterile faubourgs, and as for the source of my phobia, mysophobia, I must have learned it from myself: I'm an autodidact after all, my own tin-pot guru of self-justification. (by Rudi)


Only the hourly disinfection of the entire faceless faubourg would have gone some way towards reducing her mysophobia, and as it was she withdrew to the one airless room, an autodidact in commuter belt neuroses, tenaciously obeying some tin-pot consultant's prescribed feng shui by ensuring the precise disposition of her diverse array of cleansing products. (by Et Seqq)


“I find the faubourgs of Paris too dusty and I have no patience for the pseudo-intellectual tin-pot crackpot autodidacts who while away the hours in sidewalk cafes complaining, chain-smoking, and plotting the overthrow of western civilization”, protested the mysophobic, hodophobic and mildly xenophobic Doreen J. when challenged on her unusual assertion that she did not like the City of Light. (by Sami)


"That cyborg is from a faubourg of Freiburg," said Loveborg, recoiling with mysophobic revulsion as the fuliginous android passed the two men, "and it's a tin-pot model, second-rate, with only one redeeming feature: it has an Autodidact-5000 "self-teaching" unit, which allows it to rapidly assimilate knowledge on a variety of subjects (see, look there: it's studying that child's fulvous diaper as we speak, gathering data)." (by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Friday, May 13, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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