Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:

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They discovered a self-aware zooid,
Proficient enough to blink,
But in trying to elutriate it
They lost it down the sink.
This wasn't a total disaster
The scientist - given to drink -
By consequence became abstemious
So a Pyrrhic victory, I think!
(by OldRawgabbit)
The Quandary for Monday, June 04, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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