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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Vacillate \Vac"il*late\ (v[a^]s"[i^]l*l[=a]t), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Vacillated} (v[a^]s"[i^]l*l[=a]'t[e^]d); 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}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

vacillate

verb

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}, {vacillate}, {oscillate}]

2: move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern; "the line on the monitor vacillated" [syn: {fluctuate}, {vacillate}, {waver}]


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