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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scin·til·late v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scintillated p. pr. & vb. n. Scintillating.]
 1. To emit sparks, or fine igneous particles.
    As the electrical globe only scintillates when rubbed against its cushion.   --Sir W. Scott.
 2. To sparkle, as the fixed stars.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: brilliantly clever; "scintillating wit"; "a play full of
             scintillating dialogue"
      2: marked by high spirits or excitement; "his fertile
         effervescent mind"; "scintillating personality";
         "sparkling conversation"; "a row of sparkly cheerleaders"
         [syn: bubbling, effervescent, sparkling, sparkly]
      3: having brief brilliant points or flashes of light; "bugle
         beads all aglitter"; "glinting eyes"; "glinting water";
         "his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent"; "shop
         window full of glittering Christmas trees"; "glittery
         costume jewelry"; "scintillant mica"; "the scintillating
         stars"; "a dress with sparkly sequins"; "`glistering' is
         an archaic term" [syn: aglitter(p), coruscant, fulgid,
          glinting, glistering, glittering, glittery, scintillant,
          sparkling(a), sparkly]