Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 8187
marcescent, manageable, spoonerism, gamify, v.

After lunch and a quick refresher session with Sharon, Sir Parlane Macfarlane and his host, Ranulph Ochan'toshan, sat in deckchairs in the rear garden, smoking, sipping Glenfiddich and idly chatting about the true meaning of Life: "your Beech hedge is a good idea," said Sir Parlane, "marcescent species with leaves all year, even withered though they are becoming, must help keep prying eyes out," and Ralphy chuckled: "oh, I chose this cottage as much for it's privacy out-of-doors as it's possible pleasures within; thankfully, all relationships are manageable here – the neighbours on either side are elderly and keep themselves to themselves, but you know, when we had all that stramash with the law a couple of years ago, the whole village rallied round in support of me, and The Ring of Gold of course; we've rather gamified life here, not only Sharon's Play School with the little 'uns, but we have Play School for adults too – she does a good Miss Whiplash turn and also has a growing number of elderly men who miss the kind of discipline their Nannies used to exert over them, - and Apo runs a Karate Club, different ages on different nights and several members of The Ring have moved in, Quentin Ingmarsson and his family are in the old Manse, the Duke of Albany uses Castle House as a weekend retreat with whoever has taken his fancy, in fact, we have effectively taken over the Community Council – I'm Chairman now and even the Very Reverend Angus MacAngus has found himself a charmingly restored But-and-Ben on the road down to the burn," and Sir Parlane asked: "I suppose he's got a basement or cellar – didn't he always seem more like an underground sort of person?" at which Ranulph laughed heartily: "you are spot on as always, Sir P, there's something of the badger about him, he's incredibly hirsute now, except for the pate, he's got more fur on his hody than his bed, oh gosh, I seem to be going a bit gaga myself, with these spoonerisms if started spouting," but MacFarlane laughed and asked: "so what sort of games do you play here, and how involved are the villagers?" when they heard the distant chime of the doorbell and shortly afterwards, Apo stepped out onto the patio: "escuse me Masters, zere iss a man say he wanna see you, Master Ranulph, name he give Boo!" at which Ochan'toshan grinned broadly: "bring him through Apo, and get him a stiff drink."

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