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verb (vacillat, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To sway unsteadily from one side to the other; oscillate.
  2. (intransitive) To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.
    • 2004: w: Chris Wallace (journalist), Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
    • :On the streets of Berlin, Ruth and her compatriots vacillated "between hope and despair."
      1. To be indecisive, changeable or inconsistent in speech or action.
    Etymology: From vacillatum, vacillÄtum, supine form of vacillo, vacillÅ "sway, waver".

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