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Word: scintilla

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


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::: centaur - mythical figure, half man and half horse
::: polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
::: articulate - effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints
::: pittance - small amount (of money); small allowance or wage
::: license - official or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage; V.
::: encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
::: avid - greedy; extremely eager for; Ex. avid learner; N. avidity
::: acrophobia - fear of heights
::: incontinent - lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
::: brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish