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vacillates

verb
present tense third-person singular of vacillate

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to show uncertainty about the right course of action
  • vacillated for so long that someone else stepped in and made the decision

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“Vacillates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/vacillates. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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