Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 535
sycophant, ancillary, homogeneous, vicissitude
As a painter, Jose treated his brush as ancillary to his tongue: it was his tongue that distinguished him in an otherwise homogeneous crowd of rivals, his tongue that helped him prevail throughout the vicissitudes of the art market, his tongue that performed sycophantic symphonies for critics and collectors, his tongue that defined what viewers saw.
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