Difficult Words :
Vapid and Vacillate

Difficult Words: Vapid and Vacillate

Vacillate (VAS uh LATE) v: to be indecisive, to waver

We invited James to spend Thanksgiving with us, but he vacillated for so long about whether he would be able to come that we finally became annoyed and disinvested him.

Tyler vacillated about buying a new car. He couldn't decide whether to get one or not.

The act of vacillating is called vacillation.

Vapid (VAP id) adj: without liveliness, dull, spiritless

An apathetic person just doesn't care about anything and everything he does is vapid.

The novelist's prose was so vapid that Mary couldn't get beyond the first page.

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