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Scintilla GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Scintilla GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/sɪnˈtɪl.ə/ (noun)


a small or tiny amount of something, jot, scrap, iota, spark, tinge, bit, ounce, speck, trace, fragment, atom, drop, particle, grain, touch


Federal courts had rejected the “slightest doubt” approach, and held that summary judgment could not be denied based on a mere scintilla of opposing evidence as to the material facts. The mere existence of a scintilla of evidence in support of the plaintiff’s position will be insufficient; there must be evidence on which the jury could reasonably find for the plaintiff. When the moving party has carried its burden, its opponent must do more than simply show that there is some doubt as to the material facts.




Parts of speech

Verb: scintillate

Adjective: scintillant

Adverb: scintillantly

Noun: scintillator

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