how to pronounce vacillate


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vacillate is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of vacillate in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… we vaccinate they vacillate we …”

meanings of vacillate


  1. To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.
  2. To sway unsteadily from one side to the other; oscillate.

vacillate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word vacillate occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics vacillate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that vacillate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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