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falter

verb [I]  us   /ˈfɔl·tər/
to lose strength or purpose and pause or stop: His career began to falter. To falter is also to move or speak without confidence or with pauses.
faltering
adjective  us   /ˈfɔl·tər·ɪŋ/
faltering speech
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