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waver

verb [I] uk   /ˈweɪ.vər/  us   /-vɚ/
to lose strength, determination, or purpose, especially temporarily: I'm afraid my concentration began to waver as lunch approached. He has never wavered in his support for the leader. If you waver between two possibilities, you cannot decide which of them to choose or you keep choosing one way and then the other: "What are you having?" "Er, I'm wavering between the fish soup and the mushroom tart."
wavering
adjective uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
It's the party's last attempt to persuade some of the nation's wavering voters to support them.
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