Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 4800
tar baby, adversity, diseuse, dais
Being seated next to her at a dinner was at least tolerable, because she had the politeness to shut up and listen when someone else was speaking, but when the ambassador invited her up to the dais to "say a few words", I understood he had punched the tar baby, for this self-styled diseuse was bound to rattle on for an hour or more about the legion of adversities she had had to overcome on the way to attaining her present exalted position. 
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