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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"The majority of the punters consider me to be a musical phenom," he said, "entirely self-taught and I make up the songs as I go along," but she was implacable: "that's obvious," she snarled through clenched teeth and he consoled himself with the thought that she was probably a musical vanilla who couldn't distinguish between a flat and a sharp, forgetting that he himself didn't know the difference, and then he brightened: "there was this Japanese guy here yesterday, painted a picture of me to hang in the loo," and she watched him, out of the corners of her eyes, wondering if he was one of those Care in the Community people she'd been warned by her sister Euphonia to avoid: "some of them look like Bren Gunn, you know, from Treasure Island, all hairy faces, but others look just like you and me," and Hermione had stared back at Euphonia, unsure if there was an insult in there somewhere, but then decided that by including herself, her sister can't have been trying to belittle Hermione, she tuned back in to what the busker was saying: "not actually in the loo, it was in the lieu of giving me money, cos he only had the yen, know what I mean?" but she hadn't the faintest idea what he was talking about, only the image of a Japanese artist, with wispy facial hair and wearing a dinner plate upside down on his head, dipping a brush in ink and with just two or three lines, portraying this dork in a sumi-e, or was that plural? a sumo-e? no that was a great big fat wrestler, and then she wondered why she was even wasting a second's thought on him, when she could. . . . .be doing nothing at all. . . . . as she realised that this unwanted encounter was the nearest she had had to a conversation with another person, in person rather than via her phone, in three weeks of the Lockdown, albeit at double the recommended Social Distance, because she wasn't sure if singing, or at least what he obviously thought of as singing, projected the virus further than normal breathing, or talking, but then she realised what he had sung: "how'dya know my name?" she demanded, and the man—possibly startled by her vehemence—took a step even further back and gawped!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Friday, April 17, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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