Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 2323
helot, valediction, linchpin, elide
Before he left for the front, their master assembled the helots for a valedictory address in which he praised them for their hard work and loyalty, especially his invaluable steward, Johann, whom he described as the linchpin of the entire estate, indispensable for over thirty years (eliding over a period of a couple of years - after Johann's young wife died unexpectedly - when he was drunk most of the time and relied heavily on the other slaves to perform his duties).
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