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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And that was how it came about that Hanna Barbera's first Private Detective AgencyPDInquisitionswas born, when Pixie and Dixie pulled on their new pairs of gumboots, somewhat pugnaciously took up pipe-smoking, employed Olive Oylwho had by now finally and irrevocably broken up with Popeyeas their Secretary/Receptionist and discovered that she was something of an aficionado ofnot onlythe Town's Society Folks, and therefore the Social Climbers who pray on thembut alsothe Lower Depths, whatchamightcall The Underworld for, while most folks who think they know anything about Hanna Barbera believe it to be the archetypal Hometown of either their childhood memories, or their sentimental longings, behind it's bonhomie and Hail-Fellow-Well-Met warmth, generosity, fine feelings and an innocent sense of fun, there lurk cockroaches, poisonous mushrooms and a whole network of shady businessmen, corrupt politicians, depraved Boy Scout leaders, spies and saboteurs from every continent and State of the Union, serial-killers with all the spidey-sense of a tarantula with an MBA, and good-old common-or-garden mobsters, who'll buy and sell anything and anyone, and are happy to Deep Six anybody who crosses their path and challenges their profits, and Olive's knowledge of this milieu was encyclopaedic!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Tuesday, August 04, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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