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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Dateline: Gotham City, June 6th, 2037; Howard Allason sat at the round table in the Algonquin, with Miranda Holmquist and Fred Dinnage; they had arrived within minutes of each other, each equally surprised at the presence of the others, for the invitations had not mentioned that anyone else, other than the person who had invited them, would be there; but they knew each other, were friends – insofar as they had friends in the conventional use of that term - or perhaps associates was the correct term; no-one else knew their secrets, knew that they were, in fact, the Master Criminals known to the citizens of the richest City State in the world as The Penguin (embodiment of Political Chicanery and Brinkmanship), Catwoman (for whom the term Catercorner might almost have been coined) and The Joker (One-Upmanship should really be his middle name); the disbandment of the United States of America by The Boss, the last President, before he retired and handed over the reins of power in this City State to his son Dewey, had made their fortunes, and they didn't pay a brown penny in tax - even on their legitimate occupations: Allason was by profession a veterinarian, he could communicate with animals on a deep pre-human level; Holmquist, a highly-rated News Anchor on Gotham City's leading TV Station - GCBS - was an advocate for Women, Children and Families in the Post-Feminist, Post-Nuclear 2030s, and Civil Rights in the era of Individual Responsibility in the New Frontier; and Dinnage ran the City's largest Funeral Directors. the family business he inherited when his Grandmother, the founder and CEO, Cicely Dinnage, died at 130 of acute shock due to her peanut allergy; a waiter brought their drinks, unasked, and left a slip of paper debiting the account of one Sir Parlane MacFarlane! – "are we being gaslighted?" asked Miranda, sipping her drink, noting with approval that it was Napoleon Brandy and glancing around to see if she recognised anyone in the room – she didn't, but everyone recognised her, so she smiled at everyone

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Tuesday, June 06, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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