Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:


One glance at the bronze bust and he saw the lips twitch, the brow furrow -- heard the voice rise, the bombast flow -- and before long he was trembling at the chastisements of his late philanthropist pop: “Shame on you, squandering the precious years of youth as a loafing wastrel, cafe-dwelling badaud, blot on the Fortescue name!” (by Rudi)


California politics quickly reduced the once bronzed matinee idol of millions to a bombastic, and frequently chastised, impotent baduad. (by gumo420)


The group of sleepy, middle-aged tourists descended obediently from the Paramount Studios' tour bus and arranged themselves mechanically in a semicircle, where they stood like an installation of bronze badauds listening to the guide's pretentious bombast concerning the stars of the latest blockbuster and then patiently endured her coy chastisement of the bus driver when he volunteered, on cue, that she looked a lot like Meryl Streep. (by cusheamus)


Right on cue - for they were to be in Edinburgh Waverley by six - each ponderous badaud moved drowsily centre-pavement, blinked up at the Minster's magnificent Five Sisters Window, and snared its Gothic soul in megapixels before herding back down Stonegate, one straggler chastising the rubicund Town Crier for the unseemly bombast of his stridently reiterative 'Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!' as, complete with gaudy frock coat, bronzed bell and parchment scroll, he loudly proclaimed the imminent arrival of a scion of minor royalty. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Sunday, February 21, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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