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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As a beatific, lambent smile suffused his venerable features, the holy fool bade farewell to that hagiocracy over which he had for so long presided, saying (somewhat supervacaneously though it may appear): 'My dear friends, I would gladly bequeath to the sainthood my few worldly goods, but, notwithstanding our peerless piety, as simpletons one and all we know full well that we are by definition intestable, do we not?' (by Et Seqq)

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Some leaders try to convince us that they have created for us a hagiocracy, but we know that they are ordinary sinners like the rest of us, and they bask in the glow of fireworks and of a thousand lambent lights, but we know that these are only supervacaneous displays to distract us from the real issues, and finally, they argue that their opponents are infantile, unreliable and intestable and cannot be fair custodians of the legacy of holy men and women, but we know that they are usually cut of the same cloth. (by Sami)

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As the first light of dusk suffused the great chamber in a lambent glow, the Hagiocracy of the Holy came to order, and Saint Flodnick of Toledo announced the two chief items on the agenda: first, whether certain members of the congregation (having been declared mentally unsound by psychiatrists following their self-proclaimed sainthood) were, in fact, legally intestable; and second, whether the word *supervacaneous* was actually needed in the English language at all, or whether the superabundance of close synonyms rendered it superfluous, extraneous, redundant, supererogatory, gratuitous, dispensable, and supervacaneous. (by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Thursday, June 02, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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