One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘vestiges of England's Tudor past were still evident’
remnant, remainder, fragment, relic, echo, indication, sign, trace, mark, print, imprint, impression, legacy, reminder, memento, souvenir, token, trophy
remains, leftovers, leavings, evidence, residue
archaic memorandum, memory, remembrancer
2‘she showed no vestige of emotion’
trace, scrap, touch, tinge, hint, suggestion, suspicion, soupçon, inkling, whisper, scintilla, whit, spark, glimmer, flicker, atom, speck, bit, ounce, drop, dash, jot, iota, shred, crumb, morsel, fragment, grain, spot, mite, modicum
informal smidgen, smidge, tad
Irish informal stim
archaic scantling, scruple
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