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:


The free info session for Conquering Clutter and Boosting Personal Effectiveness was attended by an omnium-gatherum of disheveled daydreamers and whimsical misfits who paid attention to the speaker just long enough to understand the promised transmogrification that would come after their enrollment, weekly attendance, and careful study of the exclusive workbook (free with $9K course fees), but they did not look at the instructor's outfit carefully enough to suspect that he had resolved his morning quandary (shortage of clean laundry) by peeling various items off of the floordrobe that had been protecting the exotic hardwoods in his bedroom loyally for the past six years. (by Rudi)


In preparation for attending the Bruskoff family's annual Passover omnium-gatherum, Brian rooted through the floordrobe of his studio apartment looking for some combination of garments that might possibly transmogrify him from a short, thin, wrinkly person to someone taller, more muscular, and at least ten years younger, but he was in a quandary as to how to disguise his baldness, since he didn't own a hat of any kind and suspected that wearing underpants on his head would not support the impression he was hoping to make. (by cusheamus)


Dr. Cuttleboneā€™s quandary was this: from the moment the omnium-gatherum of organic and inorganic material that was once his floordrobe had achieved sentience it had proved an obstinate and intractable creature, and now, on the verge of further transmogrification, it began to assume a distinctly feminine form and he could not decide whether to destroy it or sate its ravenous appetite for shoes. (by gumo420)


Arriving at the office party in his best suit he was dismayed to find his colleagues transmogrified into an omnium-gatherum of characters from history, Genghis Khan dancing with Anne Boleyn, Queen Victoria hobnobbing with Socrates, Rasputin toying with Cleopatra; and in a quandary, having rifled fruitlessly through the floordrobe of discarded scarves and overcoats for a makeshift costume, retired to the bathroom, emerging minutes later as the very image of a paunchy, six-foot, Mahatma Gandhi. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Saturday, April 17, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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