Our word modicum is the dry, scholarly one you sometimes need instead of feistier synonyms like bit, tad, smidge, smidgeon, or sc___illa (a small amount of anything that reminds you of a spark or a sparkle).
This word comes straight from Latin, where it means "a little."
"I've had awful auditions... When I met the Coen Brothers, I fudged it. I shook hands with Ethan, then Joel and said, 'Good to meet you Jo-en.' After that, I just sat down and stared at them. Mostly, it's about trying to escape with a modicum of dignity."
Explain the meaning of "modicum" without saying "a trace" or "a bit."
Fill in the blanks: "(Something happened, or somebody did something) (with or without) a modicum of (class, dignity, respect, delight, or surprise)."
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1. One opposite of MODICUM is
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