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    What's the word for this?

    When you're walking but it's obvious to anyone with a pulse and function above the brain stem that you are brooding or absolutely pissed off about something? That you're wherever you are only because you have to be there, not because you want to be? At first, I thought the word would be "skulk," but that implies something furtive or secretive. Any ideas?
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    You might be thinking of the word 'sulk' instead of 'skulk'. I think you already hit on the best one, however, in 'brooding'.
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    But my words like silent raindrops fell
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    I'm interested to know what makes you think there is a word for this? Usually searching out a word not readily available in my vocabulary makes an awkward spot in the text. Not always though. I'd probably use the phrase stomped away, stomped to show the anger and away to indicate locomotion..
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    How about "simmering"?

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    And so, you want one word which describes a dude walking down athestreet pissed-off? You're right about skulk, and some of the other answers don't give us the walking. You gave us a tough one, sir, and for that I salute you.


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