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Noun
The action of pausing before saying or doing something
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“Our speech is not the defined sentences of novels, but the mad collection of hesitations and uncompleted thoughts which we voice.”
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Doubt or reluctance
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“Skills they would no doubt put into practice without hesitation should any member of the public need their services.”
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The state of being diffident, timid or shy
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A temporary stop in action or speech
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The action of objecting to or hesitating over something
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A consideration for or reasoning
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A lack of willingness or desire to do or accept something
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Something upon which the carrying out of an agreement or offer depends
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The state or condition of being rickety
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The act of something that stops
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Lack of fluency
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A starting or falling back
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The use of ambiguous language to conceal the truth or to avoid committing oneself; prevarication
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A feeling of fear or anxiety about something that may happen
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The vice of being timid and cowardly, and thus not living up to one's full potential
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The act of one who stammers
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Caution about possible dangers or problems
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Habitual skepticism
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An unintentional departure from truth or accuracy
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