Vacillate

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Vacillate Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    vacillate v
  1. be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action; "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement" [syn: hover, vibrate, oscillate]
  2. move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern; "the line on the monitor vacillated" [syn: fluctuate, waver]
Vacillate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Vacillate \Vac"il*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vacillated; p. pr. & vb. n. Vacillating.] [L. vacillare, vacillatum; cf. Skr. va[~n]c.]
  1. To move one way and the other; to reel or stagger; to waver. [A spheroid] is always liable to shift and vacillatefrom one axis to another. --Paley.
  2. To fluctuate in mind or opinion; to be unsteady or inconstant; to waver. Syn: See Fluctuate.
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    • Stocks Vacillate As Market Digests Headliner Earnings
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      MUMBAI, India (AP) — Asian stock markets vacillated as investors waited to see if weak Chinese economic data might prompt new economic stimulus. European shares drifted down. Read more on this news related to 'Vacillate'

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