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Today's Word "modicum"

A token amount on

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modicum \MOD-ih-kum\ (noun) - A small or moderate or token amount.

"She and the last three queens before her had been hard pressed to maintain a modicum of control over the miners and smelters in the Mountains of Mist..." -- Robert Jordan, 'The Fires of Heaven'

 

Modicum is from Latin modicus, moderate, from modus, measure.

 

 

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