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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When Augustus Brilliantine, the leading light of his glittering young social set, took up as his latest hobby the study of slugs and snails, everyone knew it augered a season in which the entire jeunesse dorée would follow him into dorkish biological arcana, but when Esmeralda Thripp began bringing her slime molds to cocktail parties, it was clear the trend had jumped the shark, and soon they all returned to their usual upper-crust pursuits---all but Caspar van Milquetoast, who took a formal degree in bryology, and spent the rest of his life happy among his mosses and liverworts. (by TheMagicalExplodingUnicorns)
The Quandary for Saturday, February 21, 2015 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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