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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Only a couple of days into the Botswana leg of our tour, the fugleman for our group got so fed up listening to Mrs Grent, a hypochondriacal valetudenarian who loudly greeted every new activity or turn of events as a menace to her health, that -- taking her prophecies at face value -- he "accidentally" stalled the jeep for an hour and a half at midday on a treeless savannah in an effort to torrefy the old lady and, with luck, bring her to such a dissilient state that she would crack open like a dried-up seed pod from a baobab tree. (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Saturday, September 14, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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