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faltering, falter, waver, hesitation
n. the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech"
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falter, stammer, stutter, bumble
v. speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
waver, falter
v. move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
waver, falter
v. be unsure or weak; "Their enthusiasm is faltering"
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recidivism
n. habitual relapse into crime
holdup, delay
n. the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
demurrer
n. (law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings
drop
v. fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death; "shop til you drop"
fade, languish
v. become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"
taper
v. diminish gradually; "Interested tapered off"
decline, worsen
v. grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
deteriorate
v. become worse or disintegrate; "His mind deteriorated"
shrivel, shrink
v. decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"
dwindle down, dwindle away, dwindle
v. become smaller or lose substance; "Her savings dwindled down"
waste away, diminish, waste
v. become diminished
go down, wane, decline
v. grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned"
splutter, sputter
v. utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage
quaver, trill, warble
v. sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
waver, quaver
v. give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency
hem and haw
v. utter `hems' and `haws'; indicated hesitation; "He hemmed and hawed when asked to address the crowd"
misfire
v. fail to fire or detonate; "The guns misfired"
stop
v. cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
waver, vacillate, fluctuate
v. move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern; "the line on the monitor vacillated"
waver, vacillate, fluctuate
v. move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern; "the line on the monitor vacillated"
quiver, flutter, flitter, waver, flicker
v. move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered"
palpitate
v. cause to throb or beat rapidly; "Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart"
tremble
v. move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways; "His hands were trembling when he signed the document"
trip, stumble
v. miss a step and fall or nearly fall; "She stumbled over the tree root"
bumble, falter, stumble
v. walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about"
bumble, falter, stumble
v. walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about"
waver, falter
v. move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
careen, swag, lurch, keel, reel, stagger
v. walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room"
flounder, stagger
v. walk with great difficulty; "He staggered along in the heavy snow"
flounder, stagger
v. walk with great difficulty; "He staggered along in the heavy snow"
decline
v. go down; "The roof declines here"
flounder
v. behave awkwardly; have difficulties; "She is floundering in college"
go wrong, miscarry, fail
v. be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
kibosh, block, halt, stop
v. stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
kibosh, block, halt, stop
v. stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"
waffle, waver, hesitate
v. pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"
pause, hesitate
v. interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing; "The speaker paused"
pause, hesitate
v. interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing; "The speaker paused"
waver, falter
v. be unsure or weak; "Their enthusiasm is faltering"
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sound out, enounce, say, enunciate, articulate, pronounce
v. speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
die hard, endure, run, persist, prevail
v. continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
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