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

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When Kumar started getting plucky with Kelly after she lost her job, ordering her about the house, and using his new position as the sole bread-winner of the household as a bully pulpit to freely criticize her folks, she found some justification in using his Achilles' heel, i.e. his dependence on her cooking, to restore some balance, and sometimes showed him how kinematic the empty dishes could get if he demanded dinner while on his 'high horse'. (by QuaQua)

3

The plucky physicist used his professorship as a bully pulpit for promoting his first love -- modern interpretive dance -- and he would often pause in the middle of a lecture on kinematics, boldly gesticulating from the podium as if enacting a kinematic composition by Mark Morris or Paul Taylor, later returning to the syllabus with renewed urgency, hoping that the equations on the blackboard might prepare his class of budding biophysicists to someday design an artificial tendon, a cure for his own weak heel: the Achilles' heel that had cut short his dancing career. (by Rudi)

2

The plucky politician stood on his bully pulpit, ranting invectives at his opposition, while pointing here, kicking there, swaying left, leaning right and moving in a most active, kinematic manner; but this active speaking style turned out to be his Achilles' heel because his listeners either thought that he was crazy or that he was suffering from epilepsy. (by Blackbird)

1

Every Thursday afternoon for the last ten years Don Scordatura had found the psychiatrist's couch a bully pulpit for bewailing his Achilles' heel - a fretful lack of pluck when it came to mastering the tremolo kinematics in Tárrega's 'Recuerdos de la Alhambra'. (by Et Seqq)
The Quandary for Thursday, May 20, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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