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falter

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  • move, walk or act hesitantly, usu because of weakness, fear or indecision [Barron]
    1. to hesitate in purpose or action; waver
    2. to lose drive or effectiveness
    [Taisha]
  • waver/move in an uncertain manner [Nandigam]

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