scintilla [sin-TIL-uh] noun;


A tiny or scarcely detectable amount; the slightest particle; a trace; a spark.

I’m sorry to say, but it’s New Year’s Eve and there isn’t a scintilla of blow in this house.

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Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Scintilla.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “scintilla”, accessed January 18, 2021,

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Scintilla. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved January 18, 2021, from

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