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:

3

As a man of peace, it added to his melancholy when he realized that he would never ascertain his true sifu – his mentor – unless he instigated some sort of public shindy which would compel the local martial artists to reveal themselves by jumping in.

(by wordgirl)

2

Unable to ascertain the source of my melancholy, I sought the advice of a mentor who recommended aggression therapy: I should somehow start a shindy and return with the blues knocked out of me.

(by Rudi)

1

Once it was ascertained that I suffered from acute melancholy, I fired my 'happiness mentor' in a very public shindy. (by Sami)
The Quandary for Saturday, January 19, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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