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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Near the end of his life, as noesis waned, the king nevertheless pronounced a penultimate diktat (prior to his dying words), that nobody employed in the hospice program could hum or sing out of tune in his room, despite the fact that he had Van Gogh’s ear for music , which plunged the formerly upbeat caregivers into the doldrums.

 

(by wordgirl)
The Quandary for Friday, May 30, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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