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modicum

noun [S]     /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.Words meaning small pieces and amounts
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