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:


"Why am I looking so jovial? surely I'm translucent enough, can't you tell? no? well, at the risk of sounding like I'm giving you a kick up the seat of your pants, the truth is, I feel like I'm in a transitarium, watching the transit of Venus in front of the Sun, when I'm looking at you, clouds and shadows move across your face, it's like everything I've told you is writ large there, whenever I mention Lolly, there's a twitch in your right eyelidthe lower oneand when I spoke about the old guy who might be a gal, the left corner of your mouth turned up slightly, you think you know who she is, don't you? but how are you going to confirm it, I wonder? oh, but of course, the person Muddler thought I was is still at large, forgotten in the embarrassment of football-tackling an innocent womanwell, innocent of any crimeand I rather think he, it is a he, isn't it? yes, that little tell when I'm right, you'll have to do something about the unconscious messages contained in your body language, I'm surprised that someone who has travelled in Time and Space hasn't attained sufficient self-awareness or, or maybe you have, and all this parade is really a charade, to point me in the wrong direction, or, on the other hand, not, so, would you like a good curry? there's a lovely little Thai place just around the corner, it's popular with staff from the Hospital, but at the moment it should be quiet and anyway, what's the good of being the owner if you can't get a discreet table in the corner, from which you can see everything without being observed yourself, coming Phelim? or whatever your name really is! my treat."

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Friday, September 25, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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