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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Like two of those exceedingly rare, Great Lesser Curly-Horned Purple People-Eating Scamanders of Californiawith their twisted and winding limbs all askew and askancethey seemed to approach each other while in fact distancing, then appeared to feint to the right, when they went left, and at last, in a show of scurrying past behind themselves, in a sudden flash of immobility that dragged itself out for absolute ages, they became so disoriented that with an uncanny sense of meliorismas if deciding mutually that the show would be alright on the nightthey proceeded with that curious courtesy of antennation that sets their species both apart and together at the negotiating table as much as in the boxing ring, so iconoclastic and rigorously condescending are they when push comes to shove, Sir Parlane MacFarlane of MacFarlane and that Ilkor to his Clansmen, simply The MacFarlaneand Ruby Murray, Queen of Curry, reached that impasse whereupon everything suddenly falls into place, scales drop from our eyes like ten-pins, and realisation becomes a thing of the past, to the extent that, "here we are," she said, indicating a red door in a white-washed wall that they had both studiously avoided on the three previous occasions they had neared it, so unlikely did it seem, "Casa Mio, as they say on Rhode Island, care for a night-cap?"

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

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