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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Daphne proposed a toast: "as this isor near enoughJuneteenth, which commemorates and celebrates the emancipation of the African-American slaves in the United States, though they still have aways to go before they reach the Reverend King's Promised Land, I should like us to raise our glasses to celebrate the return of my beloved wife, Professor Maude Lyttleton and her good friend and travelling companion, Madame Oyzell Zeganwho I understand and appreciate is reluctant, after her recent experiences, to return to her home and we welcome into ours for as long as she is happy to stay with usstalwart travellers in both Time and Space, and to also welcome to our homethough I do observe that we are not all observing the correctness of Social Distancing," at which chairs were eased away from the table, so that the sitters were something more nearly approaching two metres apart than they had beenyes, it is a big kitchenand she continued, "thankyoutwo younger members of our family who have been emancipated from a different Melrose, one almost identical to ours, but in the grip of the Großer Europäer Reich which we, in our historical narrative, were all fortunate to be spared, and towards whom, and I believe I speak for our Company of Cousins, et al," at which there was a murmur of assent from May, Cristo, Maude and Oyzell, and a stamping of their feet which is the customary equivalent of clapping in the Church of Scotland, "when I say that we ambiate for their growth and development in our community and pray that other members of their branch of our family may, in short order, if the journey you took can be safely negotiated again, have the opportunity to pass through the invisible barriers of contingent dimensions and join you here," and she took a sip from her glass, "jist tae wet ma whustle, no ower much tae spiel, and also two of the young men who accompanied Maude and Oyzell from Antarctica," she glanced towards the door, "ah, just in time, come in Teri and let your companion join his friends," and when her recalcitrant niece and a dashing young man were seated and given glasses of the amber nectar, continued, "all three of those young men, pursuers from Glasgow of the nefarious Sir Parlane MacFarlane and his cohort of accomplices, Dominic Doubleday and Martin Elginbrod, augmented by none other than Reichsmarschall Herman Goering of undisputed Infamy, Bernie Cohen, Campbeltown and Duddingston Loch, I can appreciate that you may hope and plan to return to your own Time and Dear Green Place, but do be assured that for however short or long a time your stay with us, you will be welcome guests here in The Old School House and we look forward to getting to know you all, you young people, and I'm sure that our niece Teri Somerville, whom you have all met, and who is not by choice a student of geratology will be happy to have the younger generation more than equably represented, particularly as her two closest cousins, Isa Urquhart and Milly Millican, who also normally live here, have not been able to return because the Lockdown came into force while they were working in Edinburgh, so, I've spoke long enough," cries of "Hear, Hear," from Maude, May, Cristo, Oyzell and Teri, which she casually waved away, "let us drink to the Good Health of all who reside in this Auld Hoose, L'Haim," which was echoed to the rafters and their glasses quickly refilled!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Friday, June 19, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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