A small, moderate, or token amount: "England still expects a modicum of eccentricity in its artists” ( Ian Jack). (noun)
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Use "modicum" in a sentence
"I love the word modicum, thanks for using it in your post."
"I’m not sure it’s unfair to presume that one comes to that job with a certain modicum of confidence in one’s own judgment."
"Youth would not understand it were it to speak a modicum of its thoughts."