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modicum

noun [S] uk   /ˈmɒd.ɪ.kəm/  us   /ˈmɑː.dɪ-/ formal
a small amount of something good such as truth or honesty: There's not even a modicum of truth in her statement. Anyone with a modicum of common sense could have seen that the plan wouldn't work.
Translations of “modicum”
in Vietnamese số lượng ít ỏi…
in Spanish mínimo, pizca…
in Thai จำนวนเล็กน้อย…
in Malaysian sedikit…
in French minimum…
in German kleine Menge…
in Chinese (Traditional) 少量,一點點…
in Indonesian sedikit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 少量,一点点…
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