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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When the oleaginous Nutwood villain Gilly Grasper opened his eyes, it felt as if he had been erased – not physically, of course, because, obviously, he was still alive and breathing and had the use, albeit limited, of his hands and feet, arms, legs and head – for he had no memory at all, of who he was, where he was or had come from, what he was doing there, why he was there, or when this had happened, nor any way to find out; in fact, he would never discover the answers to any of these questions and soon they would cease to concern him, for surviving as nobody would be the only purpose in his life, all-consuming, and there would be no resiliating for him, ever; others might try to fight the system, buck authority, and they would pay for their stubbornness, but No. 36101 was a makepeace – submissive, meek, obliging, still rather oily, for it seems that personality traits can survive the removal of memory, but in a survivalist way – one of those who always do as the Guards order, never questioning, challenging, or refusing, because he had quickly learned that it would make no difference, other than cause him pain, and then he would do it anyway, so it might as well be straight away so as not to earn a beating or deprivation of rations, or worse; so he accepted the verbal abuse, the sexual abuse, the jibes and taunts of other prisoners as well as the Guards, and by making himself useful he even found the time to develop a little hobby, an interest in Dmitri Mendeleev's Periodic Table of Chemical Elements: he found, swapped crusts for, even begged, sucked up, cajoled, coloured crayons with which he made detailed charts, simple and basic at first, but as he progressed he developed these into swirls and amoeba-like creations which were soon noticed and brought to the attention of the Senior Guards and eventually the Commandant, who was very impressed and wanted to see more and that is how life for No. 36101 became more comfortable and instead of lifting, heaving, dragging, carrying, humping, bumping, crawling and scrabbling, he was given a small cupboard in the Administration Block and supplied with white paper, black ink and gouache with which to make better, larger, more elaborate charts which the Commandant then had framed and sold and proved to be a nice earner for him; and the Commandant, unlike many of the Guards whose sexual exploitation of the prisoners arose, as it did for prisoners themselves, from the complete absence of women, was a man whose interest lay among men, and the artistically talented prisoner attracted him in ways unconnected with his Tables and Charts, so it was not long before he was transferred from the bunk bed in Hut 13 to the Commandant's bungalow where he was given a small, fairly spartan, bedroom, but that hardly mattered to him because he never spent any time there – but, really, the present life or future, if there is any, of No. 36101 is of no concern to us, so let us forget him, as we have already forgotten Gilly Grasper.

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Friday, March 06, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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