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stutter, stammer
n. a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds
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falter, stammer, stutter, bumble
v. speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
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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
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"
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"
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"
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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?"
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