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scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
bestial - beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel
nimble - quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind
indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
pilfer - steal things of small value; filch; snitch
insomnia - wakefulness; inability to sleep
pecuniary - pertaining to money
mishap - unfortunate accident
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use