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modest

  

      adj  
1    having or expressing a humble opinion of oneself or one's accomplishments or abilities  
2    reserved or shy  
modest behaviour     
3    not ostentatious or pretentious  
4    not extreme or excessive; moderate  
5    decorous or decent  
     (C16: via Old French from Latin modestus moderate, from modus mode)  
   modestly             adv  
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modesty, modest, mostly, model

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