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skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
propulsive - driving forward; N. propulsion
extraneous - not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
forthcoming - happening in the near future; ready; willing to help; Ex. No answer was forthcoming.
quorum - minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism