Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 1812
excommunicate, ornithopter, parlay, confiscable
When Fr. Macharios's attempts failed to parlay speed and maneuverability into redemption, he broke off his attack on the gondola of the pirate blimp and headed home in his tiny, mosquito-like ornithopter to the Island of Naxos, turning his attention to the embarrassment that awaited him, the Archbishop having threatened him, through clenched teeth, with excommunication (and its attendant confiscation of his priestly status) if he failed to bring back the icon he had impulsively sold to Black Dardo to augment his meager stipend.
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