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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You don't need a Lapidarist to know that diamonds are forever, but a good trick is worth more than it's weight in gold, and while Jenni was only the Juvenile in the company, she and Magda were sisters – not twins, but with the same bone structure – and expertly applied make-up and two identical wigs, combined with the lack of real scrutiny by a distracted audience, made the trick work; for although Jenni was the nude in the spotlight, she wasn't the Frau Stubenhocker on the sofa, that was Magda, and by such sleight of hand a Pop Art Icon was born, for in the audience that night was the Theatre Critic of Wiener ZeitungFelix Saltenand his review of Cabaret Voltaire was high praise indeed: 'Art, Theatre, Music, Song, Dance, Poetry, Satire and a stunning piece of Magic which ended the evening, should guarantee this avant-garde venture success now and in the future; if there is one thing that Vienna has always had room for, it is for new and exciting ideas and artistic expression, the capital of the Austria-Hungarian Empire has always bubbled with the ferment of creation, has always teemed with the different cultures and languages of her people, has always laid down the welcome mat – as we do now for Cabaret Voltaire and her young and exuberant company of artists, writers and performers, long may they grace our city and our evenings, but be warned, they do not guarantee repeats, every evening will be original and not even the performers know what will happen next!'

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Sunday, August 12, 2018 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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