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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After an hour, Dr Jekyll rang a little bell and when a young maid peeped in round the door, asked her to fetch some cordial for himself and his patient; the girl's head withdrew and a few minutes later she returned with a glass decanter containing a deep purple liquid that reminded Geneviève of colour-de-roy and her sacred oath to her King: "so you have been off the wagon for, what, a year now?" asked the doctor, handing her a small glass of the sparkling, shifting brew which turned out not to be the black-currant she expected, but something much lighter and slightly more bitter, yet fresh and warming, and she felt it's effect immediately: "yes, doctor, it is two years since I returned to London, quite alone, and with a mission which received no support from the EmbassyI had been quite abstinent," and Jekyll asked: "quite?" at which Mlle d'Eon smiled, "completely, for ten years, but over the first year, as I sensed that my quarry was drawing closer, I began to feel pressure building within meoh, I resisted, drew on my training, on my Faith, on my Oath, and kept going, but just about a year ago, I tripped, I stumbled, I fell," and she lowered her upper eye-lids to shield her eyes and Jekyll noticed how long the lashes were, like two fans, two crescents above the woman's alabaster cheeks: "there is no need to reproach yourself, Mlle," he said, reaching across his desk and gently taking her free hand, "you have talked a lot of horse sense, your situation is—perhaps not unique, but certainly not common; it can result in considerable stress, anxiety, worry, not all of which you may be aware of and some of which can eat away at your own resources, leaving you susceptible to needs which you may not have been aware of either; we are, after all, only human, we do not possess the powers of the Gods, and we are mortal; you have lived a life quite beyond the ken of most of my patients, much of it would test me too, most, if I am honest with you, for my own life seems pale and unexciting by comparison, but in such a life you have experienced extreme swings, and that takes it's toll, and at such times a person, with the best will in the world, can slide; it can happen to anyone, and I can say that from personal experience," the other's eyes fixed him sharply and he felt the intensity of her, and was astonished to realise that he was trembling!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Friday, March 27, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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