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:

5

"I don't think you grasp the gravitas of the situation," whispered Tommy from the toilet, "the salmagundi my misanthropic mother made had enough prunes to send my stomach so haywire, I think I am gonna be stuck here all night." (by QuaQua)

4

Gary's gravitas is sometimes mistaken for misanthropy, but behind that severe demeanor lies no ill will toward mankind, as is evidenced when you put a few drinks in him and he goes hippiely haywire, busting out an old steel-string guitar and strumming a salmagundi of his favorite peacenik songs. (by Rudi)

3

Unable to accept that his final campaign strategies had gone so haywire, the dour colonel, now with only tarnished medals and his own misanthropic gravitas for company, listlessly eyed the unappetising salmagundi of scraps left out by his hated housekeeper. (by Et Seqq)

2

The Museum calendar is an exquisite salmagundi of 365 objets d'art in all media and from every conceivable time and place, assembled into a seamlessly graceful whole, which must have taken a rare mixture of playfulness and gravitas, since the project could so easily have gone haywire and ended up being a sadly lumpy compilation of jarring elements flung together by a misanthropic curator who secretly despises people who don't actually visit the Museum but just buy the calendars online. (by cusheamus)

1

It was, on paper at least, a perfect blend, a salmagundi of misanthropic gravitas that went completely haywire and no one is quite sure why save for the fact that they, the members of this august panel of vitriol, fell prey to their own bile and individually deeply believed that the death of the others was the solution to all of mankind’s problems. (by gumo420)
The Quandary for Monday, March 15, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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