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Word: modicum

Definition: limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate


Sentences Containing 'modicum'

I kept another small loaf, and a modicum of cheese, on a particular shelf of a particular cupboard, to make my supper on when I came back at night.

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