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 for scintilla
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scintilla \Scin*til"la\, n. [L.]
     A spark; the least particle; an iota; a tittle. --R. North.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a tiny or scarcely detectable amount [syn: shred,
           scintilla, whit, iota, tittle, smidgen,
           smidgeon, smidgin, smidge]
      2: a sparkling glittering particle

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "scintilla":
     blink, blinking, cast, coruscation, dash, firefly, gleam, glimmer,
     glimmering, glisten, glister, glitter, glittering, glowworm, hint,
     idea, intimation, lick, look, scintillation, shade, shadow,
     shimmer, shimmering, sip, smack, smattering, smell, soupcon,
     spangle, spark, sparkle, sprinkling, stroboscopic light,
     suggestion, sup, suspicion, taste, thought, tincture, tinge,
     tinsel, touch, trace, twinkle, twinkling

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