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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The velvet tongue of purple prose
Is only for the folks who pose
As clever, but we know that those
Are but illiterati;
Who trust their fate to pie in the sky
And when it fails they wonder why
Their souls are pierced so sharply;
But often ignorance in its wings
Brings failure, and a thousand things
That maim and mortify and sting
Like broadsides flying nigh.
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Tuesday, September 26, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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