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

Taking a relaxed route circumbendibus through a wooded section of Wailuku River State Park, Ric enjoyed the aureate late afternoon sun and the breeze stirring the long leaves of the acacia koa which looked so undistinguished growing in its native sylvan environment and yet, felled, milled, and finished, was arguably the most desirable wood on earth to a cabinetmaker, with its unrivaled degree of chatoyancy ("like a cat's eye", the way it ripples in the changing light) and amazing range of colors. (by cusheamus)

4

As Walter led me on a circumbendibus through the trails of his sylvan estate, he became so engrossed in the rhetorical complexities of his own aureate monologue, and I became so fatigued by its twisting grandiloquence, that neither of us realized we had three times crossed our tracks, nor did we notice the chatoyant eyes of the creature that would soon attack us, glimmering silently among the trees. (by Rudi)

3

Probing the forest solo was an alluring chatoyant whim, because I, city slicker, was lost, laughably lost, but - finally alone in the sylvan silence - I stentoriously aureated (mostly incorrectly) dusty passages from Billy Budd while missing twice the coniferous crisscross of my third circumbendibus. (by docephesus)

2

The evasive circumbendibus of politicians, their burnished, aureate posturings and dissimulations, their chatoyant opportunism (effulgent but capricious), is enough to drive a man to seek out a Waldenesque sylvan solitude. (by Et Seqq)

1

Tarquin Quiverish remained dedicated - in the face of low-browed whispers of 'circumbendibus' - to his euphuistic grandiloquence, such as his fondness for describing the park as 'chatoyant sylvan valleys, shimmering with their aureate hues'. (by Mellifluous)
The Quandary for Thursday, January 06, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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