Hesitate - "to be reluctant or wait to act because of fear, indecision, or disinclination” - from the Latin verb haesitare meaning “to stick fast, remain fixed; stammer in speech,” which in turn is from the Latin verb haerere meaning “to adhere, stick, cling.”
RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – adhere, adhesive, coherent, cohesion, inherent
Sample sentence – "Asadorian did not hesitate to advance on the passed ball and he easily reached third base."
GUESS THE APHORISM: A stitch, in time... (scroll for answer)
MEANING: It’s better to fix a small problem now than to let it fester and become a bigger problem later.