how to pronounce vacillation


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vacillation is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… his incompetence his vacillation and his …”

meanings of vacillation


  1. Indecision in speech or action.
  2. Changing location by moving back and forth.

vacillation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word vacillation occurs in english on average 0.3 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 vacillation 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 vacillation can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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