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    balk v. falter v. hesitate v. waver

    "I faltered for a moment before I made my decision." Does it means that they waited for a moment becaus they had some doubts? If so which of the following is correct, in the same meaning and idiomatic?

    1) I balked for a moment before I made my decision.

    2) I hesitated for a moment before I made my decision.

    3) I wavered for a moment before I made my decision.

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    Re: balk v. falter v. hesitate v. waver

    I would use number 2.

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    Re: balk v. falter v. hesitate v. waver

    "Falter" doesn't work in that sentence.

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    Re: balk v. falter v. hesitate v. waver

    "To balk" and "to hesitate" do not mean the same thing.

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