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:

5

I don't know if it's the chintzy curtains, or the virga dripping from that damp skylight, or the fact that your arm's just been lopped off, or what exactly it is; but my friend, something is making your face abnormally pale and etiolated this evening: you look like a nyctophobic vampire with a Vitamin D deficiency, for crying out loud.

(by saintdufus)

4

 

His ivory skin was still etiolate from living behind the chintzy velvet drapes surrounding his coffin, and he arose like virga to greet every twilight, but nyctophobia was not a proper state of being for a true lord of the night, and he shrank back as the world grew darker, trapped by his fear.

(by wordgirl)

3

Unnatural -- like a virga in a thunderstorm or a hurricane evaporating on the spot -- that's what darkness is; after its daily ritual of murdering and hiding away the sun, it seeps through my flimsy, chintzy curtains to come awaken my dreaded nyctophobia, to come etiolate my once-vibrant sanity, to come murder me, its next victim -- a victim of sleep.

(by ponYthink)

2

At first, we were in a dark lounge and she was to me enchantingly beautiful and stylish, but when later the lights came on and I saw that her face was etiolated and her clothes chintzy, my enthusiasm evaporated and fell to earth like so much virga and I secretly prayed to be again in darkness with her despite my perennial nyctophobia.

(by Sami)

1

 

Behind the chintzy curtains, now torn, stained, and cobwebbed, an etiolated aspidistra shuddered virga of dust as the occupier moved past to light her first candle of the evening - a guttering safeguard against suffocating nyctophobia.
 
 
(by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Monday, October 31, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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