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:


Pardon me if I am not all dithyrambic about your monochrome photo of the mahatma humbly walking down the street-- I tend to go for vibrant pictures of regular atmas being orchidaceous. (by QuaQua)


In dress, her extravagant gowns made her the mahatma of orchidaceousness; in speech, her frenzied outpourings made her the saint of dithyrambicity; so strong an impression did Ms. Fluffenheimer make on me that, in later seeing a monochrome portrait of her, I felt I was looking at a Kodachrome print with a looping soundtrack. (by Rudi)


She was no mahatma of photography, certainly, but her dithyrambic interest in the art was evident in the proliferation of pictures on her Web page; she studied a variety of techniques, favoring simplicity and monochrome over the more orchidaceous, “busy” pieces. (by what_ever)


Polly Q'rohm, famed for shows orchidaceous, found mere monochromes greyly ungracious; thus revered with a passion this 'mahatma of fashion' enjoyed dithyrambs wild and bodacious. (by Justinnthyme40)


By adding one drop of purple dye that cast a rich orchidaceous hue on the viscous cell culture did the fey magic of the few large Mahatma cells, placid and monochromatic, emerge on the now-brilliant milieu – a dithyrambic gyration of proteinaceous skeletons, spicules and smaller devotee cells. (by docephesus)


Adulated to dithyrambic excess as a mahatma by young postmodernists, his canonic texts were famous for their stylistic yo-yoing between the monochrome and the orchidaceous. (by Et Seqq)


The mahatma of minimalism encouraged his dithyrambic disciples to eschew orchidaceous flourishes of color in favor of a monochromatic palette. (by piggy)
The Quandary for Thursday, December 30, 2010 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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