Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:


"Oh, hi, you're still here, I'm fine, nothing broken, my eyes need a bit more irrigation and they did all the scans and I'll probably have some bruises but nothing to worry about, I felt a bit gypit, if you know what I mean, can we go somewhere for a coffee? down this way, if I remember, yes, Ye Olde Coffee Shoppe, I just hope the coffee isn't that old, actually it's fine, I've been in here before, I'll have a latte, thank you, Phelim, mmmm this is nice, it is rather peaceful but I know it can be pretty noisy when folk with kids come in, so, you work for Variety? and how long are you going to be here? oh, ha ha, you prefer to ask the questions, huh? okay, fire away—metaphorically, thougha Mister Chatterji? no, he's MIA, missing in action, oh no, nothing like that, he was another ubiquitous recreant like Roger Muddler, a serial adulterer I needed in my life like an eyeful of chilli, anyway, I walked out of the hotel in Paris, where we were supposed to be celebrating our first anniversary, with his phone, his wallet with all his cards, his passport and a few other proofs of identity and threw them all in the Seine, came home and didn't hear from him for months, then one day I received a long-distance call from Sidney, Australia, it was him and I just killed the call, not heard a dickie-bird since then and the tranquillity is terrific and, despite what Roger said, I no longer call myself Mrs Chatterji, in fact I answer more to Ruby Murray than Rubella Murriani now, mainly because a lot of people believe that is my name and why shouldn't they? of course I know Lolly's birth name, have you spoken with Jessica? okay, and she told you about. . . . .? well, then, there's something I ought to tell you."

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Sunday, September 20, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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