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 thing was, he wasn't a shirtsleeve kind of guy, he had shot cuffs with cufflinks, had a vest under his coat, you know, with a watch and chain, and had a martial bearing, which went with the shoes, not that he was tall, but he carried himself well, and yet there was an operose air about him, you know, of something difficult, some undertaking that's onerous and weighing on him, a kind of ennui, perhaps a sense of failure or disappointment, like someone who's just had a Christophany, a whatchamacallit? an epiphany? sorry, not my religion, but one of those earth-stopping revelations, only to discover that it wasn't anything of the sort at all, just a trick of the light or an overactive imagination, the way kids can see the shape of a grizzly bear or a ferocious monster, in the shadow of a coat and hat on a stand but instead of being pleased when the light of day shows they were mistaken, they actually wish it had been true, at least that's how he seemed to me."

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Tuesday, September 22, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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