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:

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If my mentor hadn’t had such a good spiel for promoting the postgraduate research program to design and produce a bathysphere, I never would have found myself trapped in a small motorized vessel with limited oxygen and fuel supplies, deep in an aphotic ocean trench where creatures can only see if they have been endowed with their own phosphorescence, trying hard to reconcile my earlier lofty plans and dreams with my impending fate, to become consonant with the dark silence of the deep – to be just another small bit of detritus sinking to rest on the sea floor.

(by wordgirl)

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What his mentor RamKumar conveyed to him was not mere a spiritual spiel, but a sincere, selfless and affectionate counsel to help him establish a genuine and sustainable consonance with the various aspects of his life, that of late, looked to be immersed in aphotic disappointments.

(by jayved)

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Out in the aphotic extremities of the solar system, in the forlorn benighted regions where sunlight seldom reaches, I was doing a sales call at a remote outpost on the bleak Plutonian moon of Charon, rattling off my usual spiel to a two-headed Mordirian client, remembering to punch all the key selling points my mentor, Pinchbeck "Joop" DeFazio, had taught me to punch back at the academy, trying to achieve some degree of consonance and rapport with my blue-skinned bicephalous interlocutor, when suddenly, to my astonishment, a Malkovich-9 mid-range Flange fighter emerged from the flocculent heart of a billowing red cloud-nebula, hotly pursued by a Balky Bartokomos T-16 Meepos attack cruiser, photons blazing, white-hot turbine plasma-lasers flashing like sheet lightning across the diamond-studded ethereal vault, as the two ships twisted and spiraled their way like helical corkscrews through the darkling void, tracing light-trajectories on the velvety blackness of deep space in a spectacular interstellar dogfight.

 

(by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Monday, April 30, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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