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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Dr. Zweig claimed to love all the picayune details of man-made things throughout history, but that was a bit of sly herpestery* to cover up the fact that he was a timon at heart; in his utopia he would have many ideological followers or heir apparents, but no one wanted to agree with him and, more importantly, if he did have followers he would have to hate them, and then how could one say they were his followers?

*Herpestery - mongoose-like quality (or meerkat-like - pun on Timon)

(by Elijah Shiffer)
The Quandary for Wednesday, April 16, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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