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

There in the darkling gloom of deepest night, Insensate forms from sleep of death arise, Conversant with the grave, now stirr'd to life, To harrow mortals, ere the sun shall rise. (by saintdufus)

3

 

My surroundings darkled as I became insensate due to the lack of visual and tactile stimulation, my head covered, my wrists and ankles bound tight, and my dread about the outcome of this harrowing experience deepened as I remembered how conversant my captors were in the ways of extracting information.

(by wordgirl)

2

 

When I rang the geriatric ward to enquire after Aunt Meg, the staff nurse told me that the old girl was already insensate; that no, she wasn't conversant with her medical records; and that I shouldn't find the death harrowing, since that would only darkle my customary sunny disposition.
(by Et Seqq)

1

Learning another language can be harrowing enough, but Amer Ican, an immigrant from Iraq, went for the gold, graduated from a course called 'Rare English for Foreigners: How to impress Americans and seduce their women with rare words' and bemused his new friends and colleagues by being conversant in words like darkle instead of darken, and insensate instead of insensitive.  (by Sami)
The Quandary for Wednesday, October 19, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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