Word of the Day #9: Modest

Modest [mod-ist]: not acting or dressing in a way that draws unnecessary attention to oneself; not grand or showy; small in amount (a raise or promotion, for example) n. Modesty

1-) Many traditional people believe modesty has gone out of fashion. They say girls today wear revealing clothing and guys show off more than ever. 2-) I lived in a modest house growing up. It wasn’t large or extravagant, but it served us well. 3-) The workers requested a big raise but instead were granted a modest one.

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Author: Ben Peters

I'm a 20-something year old from the American Midwest passionate about using knowledge and the power of the mind to improve the quality of life. I enjoy researching, traveling, and connecting with people from around the world. I started this blog to share the discoveries that have improved my life and to learn from readers with access to this page.

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