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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The modern Indian masala movie is composed of an olla podrida of scenes and sentiments, with the heroine appearing in jeans and ray-ban in Central Park one minute, and the next minute singing a ballad of bathos with her saree caught in some acananeous desert vegetation in Rajasthan, all of this invariably redounding to the entertainment of the Indian movie-goers. (by QuaQua)

3

White-skinned, black-haired Brendan had shaved his limbs in the hope of also shaving a few seconds off his time in the Men's 100m Breaststroke (in which he was competing primarily with the three Asians and single Native American in the international olla podrida now standing around the Olympic swimming pool), but way too quickly his pale legs had become acanaceous with black bristles that could be seen from the stands, a state of affairs that completely distracted the TV reporters who started using any excuse to focus on his prickly legs and arms and whose faux sympathy redounded adversely on their efforts to appear anything other than in thrall to comic bathos. (by cusheamus)

2

The marking 'olla podrida' was one he had not come across before, although he had a hunch that it might just be the Spanish equivalent of 'alla polacca', and so he began conducting the quodlibet with just as much Chopinesque panache as he could muster; but his anachronistic rendition so entirely failed to please the panel - an arid, acanaceous bunch of Renaissance specialists - that with barbed tongue they unanimously adjudged his interpretation of the ensalada incongruously bathetic, his early Romantic lunges redounding greatly to his discredit. (by Et Seqq)

1

Within the olla podrida of costumes on display at the halloween party, my own was an acanaceous plant, a reluctant choice which redounded to my advantage nonetheless, for though I sobbed and moaned about not being the delicate orchid I so yearned to embody, any guest who accused me of bathos was soon chastened by my prickles. (by Rudi)
The Quandary for Sunday, June 06, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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