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:


I try to wuther as strongly as I can into the trumpet at the efflorescence of the Allegro movement - so I may lose my concentration on the beat - and maybe I am not so great at reading notes or distinguishing tuning, but I think to say that I have Van Gogh’s ear for music is a little hyperbolic.

(by Shortscribe)


Those who have Van Gogh’s ear for music, or worse, for logic, will not hear the clarion call of lost ice and rising tides-it sounds to them as lies and hyperbola; the efflorescence of believe will come with the wuther of the great storms that are rising.

(by fdrisc)


I suppose I am being hyperbolic when I say I have Van Gogh's ear for music, but really, when I hear a military band banging and wuthering away, it makes me want to scream, and as for the visual arts -- well, most of what passes for painting nowadays looks, to me, like an efflorescence of fungus on a panel of storm-damaged sheetrock.  (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Thursday, May 30, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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