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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That cautelous fellow, it was impossible to know the true meaning of his words, seeming as they did to ooze untruth, yet sometimes bearing a bit of candor, evidence that he had ceased to dissemble -- and matters were not simplified by his constant nictitation: admission of deceit, or mere symptom of an irritation in his eye?

(by Rudi)

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The Nigerian official thought he was being cautelous by dissembling the truth about the ooze from the oil pipeline that ran along the highway as “no problem”, and certainly not a matter of public safety, but the nearby villagers – who had literally been burned in the past – noticed that he seemed to nictitate as he spoke, and they took that as a sure sign of dishonesty.

(by wordgirl)

1

It was noon, and heat and light seemed to ooze out of the sky, causing involuntary and rapid nictation of the eye until that cautelous invention, sunglasses, could be brought forth to dissemble the glare.

(by dtam)
The Quandary for Saturday, November 10, 2012 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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