Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

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“And here in Jacques LeMorte’s self-portrait, Death of a Polymath, in which you can see the symbols he chose to preserve for prosperity the mastery he has over his myriad pursuits: fermentation barrels standing stead for his skill in zymurgy, the orator haranguing the shrouded figure carrying the falcate blade representing his skill as an orator—notice his use of chiaroscuro in depicting this universal moment—and finally, there is the artist’s mysterious prescience, made manifest only when I reveal that he was found dead before this very canvas, his brush still wet with paint”.

(by fdrisc)
The Quandary for Tuesday, June 18, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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