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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"The proximate cause of your disharmony," said the famed relationship counselor, whose hourly rate was much more than a pittance, "is that you both speak with such aspiration as to give each other the impression of being very tired or very bored, but the ultimate cause, I'm afraid, is that you are engaged in a battle of the sexes, and historically the only resolution to such battles has been... oh, time's up!" (by Rudi)

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A passionate drinking contest in the ongoing battle of the sexes between me and my girlfriend was the proximate cause of my overly aspirating the word "why?" in a smart-alecky response to the ticket agent at the American Airlines counter who was asking about our final destination, a snafu that resulted in us coming to our senses midway through a flight bound for Honolulu, and in me being set back more than a pittance on my Mastercard account -- I had assumed that the agent would know from our coats and our skis that we wanted the flight to Denver! (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Wednesday, August 28, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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