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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In truth, Kathleen went through the evening in a daze: she picked at the meal and never touched the dessert, although Mrs Turnbull, having been made aware of the situation by Mr Curl, wasn't in the least offended and let Mr O'Hare know that there was nothing to apologise on behalf of his wife for; when Connor addressed her by his familiar caressive, Katie, she stared at him as if he were a reprobate, accosting her in the street; when Alexander switched on the wireless, she covered her ears to muffle the cacophony; and the pungitive aroma of the men's cigarettes turned her stomach so that she had to run from the room; Betty Turnbull took her up to the guest bedroom and showed her where the bathroom was, laid out her nightdress and later brought up some hot milk and a biscuit, but Kathleen was already asleep, utterly exhausted by the long day and the bitter disappointment of not discovering her two missing sons and she never woke when Connor came up and slid between the sheets beside her; as for him, Alec had hinted that there might be some truth indeed, in the so-called Worm Holes and that he might have an idea of just how to discover it, tomorrow morning – but cautioned Conner against building up Kathleen's hopes, only to perhaps have them dashed again, "so, Mum's the Word?" and Connor agreed.

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Wednesday, February 13, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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