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

Much as I try to coruscate, my refulgent cohort continues to outshine me in the office, casting my work as the mere substrate of his splendid achievements.

(by Rudi)

3

My cohort's mithril codpiece (which I had urged him to wear only as a substrate, not an exterior garment, but he wouldn't listen) glimmered refulgently on the battlefield, the sunlight flashing from it in brilliant coruscations as he ran, bellowing and otherwise nude, toward the melee. (by saintdufus)

2

Captiain Fantastic's teen cohort, Johnny Nihilism, was moody and world-weary, of course, but under that substrate of cynicism there was sometimes a coruscation of incongruous optimism, refulgent with real joy.

(by mjrave)

1

Following recent flash floods in Hackney, local settlement of the substrate layers beneath the road brought a parading cohort of refulgent Pearly Kings and Queens to an untidy halt, as first one, then another costermonger tripped and fell sprawling to the ground, buttons galore shimmering and coruscating in the afternoon sun.

(by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Thursday, September 01, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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