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:


She glanced up and their eyes locked for a smartful moment of pure undiluted agony, which left his hands tingling and his face flushed, but his eyes took her in, drank her inher cushy figure, her clothes as colourful as an amaranth, her glossy raven hairshe made his heart exult, but how could it be. . . . .possible? he had not seen her for, oh, so many years, since their last time in Mr Parkhill's evening class and he knew that he had changed, and not much for the better, but she was as fresh and young and delightful, oh they had been adversaries back then, he might almost be ashamed to admitbut not quiteand how could she be here? and why? and he realised that he was crossing the road towards her, and was opening his arms as if to scoop up a child and swing her round in a circle, but so had she opened her arms as they closed inas he closed in on herand when they came close enough, forgetting all about social distancing, he wrapped his arms around Signorina Carmen Cavallero and he heard himself murmuring into her delicate pink shell-like: "Miss Cavallero, Charmed, I am sure," and she laughed, "oh, Kaplan, you big old fool, my name is Carmen, and you can say I'm charming, or you're charmed, or maybe even alarmed, but let's not disagree, please sit here, and tell me where in the world I am!"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Monday, November 02, 2020 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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