Word of the day

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scintillate (verb) – 1. To send forth light in flashes; sparkle.
2. To be scintillating.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : The history of scintillate begins with Latin scintilla, which means “spark.” Scintilla, in turn, sparked the development of the verb scintillare, meaning “to sparkle.” Scintillate is the English version of scintillare. Though it sometimes means literally “to sparkle,” it more often means “to sparkle” in a figurative sense?that is, to be lively, or to perform brilliantly.

Scintillate is not the only word we get from scintilla. There is also scintilla itself (used as a noun meaning “a little bit”), scintillant (an adjective describing something that scintillates), and scintillation (which, among other things, means “a brilliant outburst”).