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 twenty-first century tulipomania that animated the subprime mortgage gold rush bore the selfsame engorged physiognomy of lust in league with abandon as its seventeenth-century prototype, a visage of such unambiguous and virulent vice that any lender's letter demanding right of repossession might - if you'll allow the pathetic fallacy - in vain protest 'don't shoot the messenger'. (by Et Seqq)

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"I am sorry but you will not be able to retire any time soon, because... you have no tulip bulbs in your portfolio", my financial planner Abe N. Amro revealed, staring at me with an implacable physiognomy, in the midst of tulipomania, "but don't blame me", he continued, "oh no, don't shoot the messenger, I have been unambiguous for years that you should sell your house, your horses, your Rembrandts and Brueghels, your wife even, if anyone would have her, and invest the proceeds in a handful of flowers". (by Sami)
The Quandary for Saturday, May 21, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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