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Word: scintilla

Definition: trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark


More Vocab Words

::: seminal - related to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field
::: understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
::: diversion - act of turning aside; pastime; V. divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse
::: slander - defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous
::: unconscionable - unscrupulous; not guided by conscience; excessive; beyond reason; Ex. unconscionable demand
::: undertaker - funeral director; one whose business is to arrange burials
::: wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
::: adjacent - adjoining; neighboring; close by
::: ingrained - deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice
::: quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court