Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 1871
gamboge, palaver, erstwhile, apocopate
It was the usual painters' palaver when they got together on Wednesday evening for drinks at The Guard House when, for example, someone would state a preference for gamboge over yellow ochre because of the former's greater transparency and there would follow a rambling discussion in which raw sienna played a role and everyone's erstwhile teachers at the Academy thirty years ago would be reverently invoked, the liquor flowed in streams of quinacridone deep gold and burnt sienna and, while their speech increasingly eroded - lentition of consonants and apocopated vowels - the colors stayed sharp and true in their imaginations.
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