Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 1179
dernly, cogent, artifice, sesquipedalianism
"Miss Whitten, do you know what "verbose" means?" Miss Thomas asked her sesquipedalian pupil with mock exasperation, while dernly admiring the child's inexhaustible artifice in inserting obscure and weighty language into otherwise cogent essays, in which the girl's undeniable rationality was often made less convincing by these wordy stumbling blocks.
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