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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Keeping protraced deathwatch by the sickbed, two elderly siblings maintained a constant susurration of antipathy towards one another, suspended only momentarily as they greedily plundered the tray of toothsome snacks wheeled in by a young nurse, who was credulous enough to interpret their smothered exchanges as mutual consolation. (by Et Seqq)

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Miranda was toothsome and charming, and I was so credulous in my own ability to win her over, that what started as a mere susurration in my inner ear soon became a powerful and irresistible torrent of thoughts best summed up as this:  my life as a bachelor was now on deathwatch. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Sunday, May 29, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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