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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This was probably the point at which I should have admitted that I didn't have the faintest idea what McTazz was talking about but I always was a bit of a redshirt, late starting Nursery, therefore late starting at Prep School, consequently late going on to Public School, my mother thoughtpresumablythat being a year older than the rest of the boys would give me an advantage and I'd be top of the class simply by virtueor viceof having a head start on them, but the truth of the matter was that the Masters hadn't been in on Mother's way of thinking, and they presumed that I was actually backward, held back to give me a chance to catch up, by repeating a year somewhere along the line, and this communicated itself to the rest of the pupils in that strange legerdemain, or ensorcell, by which School Masters transmit some aspects of their knowledgeaffinity, taste, preference, prejudice, bias, bigotry, whichever you preferwithout moving their lips, so without actually failing at any point, despite in some subjects performing better than the others did, I was, nonetheless, regarded by all and sundry as the Class Dunce, so when I went to Cambridge, a year older than most of that year's intake, not very much was expected of me, least of all by myself, so you might say that in the Lifemanship Stakes I was decidedly the outsider, and when McTazz suddenly pointed at me with his finger, and said: "which is why, when your name came up, Tim, I thought to myself, yes, yes I thought, yes, old Tim Michaelmas-Daisy is the very man for this sort of Project, he's got the knack of seeming to agree with everything everyone else is saying, while actually steering things in the right direction and that's just the kind of man we need, what used, in the Good Old Days, to be called A Safe Pair of Hands!" I thought, for fuck sake, he's got me confused with some other Timothy Michaelmas-Daisy, what a lark! do I burst his bubble? tell him he's got the wrong one? or just—and it was probably the knowledge that I was rather overdrawn in every way imaginable which made me think this—go along with it, at least until I'm rumbled?

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

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