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 7 Dec. 2023.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “scintilla”, accessed December 7, 2023,

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Scintilla. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved December 7, 2023, from

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