‘Scintilla’

Scintilla means `an extremely small amount’.

The first syllable `scin’ is pronounced like the word `sin’, and the second is pronounced like the word `till’. The final `a’ is like the `a’ in `china’, and the main stress is on the second syllable.

Example: “I wouldn’t worry if I were you. There isn’t a scintilla of truth in what he is saying”.

Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) – March 05, 2007.

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