modicum


modicum [ MOD-i-kuh’ m ]
adjective ]
MEANING :
a moderate or small amount
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
If George Bush had a modicum of integrity, he would admit that the war in Iraq was not intended to free the Iraqi people from an oppressive and murderous regime but simply for US companies to take control of Iraqi oil assets.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
We must assume that Thompson and Rogers were both ordinary country lads who fancied a life with a modicum of excitement, a bit of a uniform, and a small but steady wage instead of being a farm hand.

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