What is the opposite of excess?

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Noun
Opposite of an amount of something that is more than necessary, permitted, or desirable
Noun
Opposite of lack of moderation, especially in eating or drinking
Noun
Opposite of the property of lacking restraint or ignoring societal standards in moral matters
Noun
Opposite of a large number of things or people
Noun
Opposite of a part or quantity that is left after the greater part has been used, removed, or destroyed
Noun
Opposite of refuse or waste material
“One man's trash is another man's treasure.”
Noun
Opposite of an extreme exaggeration or overstatement
Noun
Opposite of an abundance or large quantity of something
Noun
Opposite of great forcefulness or intensity of feeling or expression
Noun
Opposite of the remaining (other) people or things
“The enlisted men making up the core of the group were temporarily picked from rifle companies.”
Noun
Opposite of the state or quality of being vulgar
Noun
Opposite of a large surplus stock of a commodity
Noun
Opposite of a decorative detail or feature
Noun
Opposite of an impressively large or varied display of something
Noun
Opposite of the result of the subtraction of one number or quantity from another
“Just give me the total of the financing charges.”
Noun
Opposite of the highest or most extreme degree of something
“I had bought a replacement part but quickly realized that my current setup had not met the minimum requirements.”
Adjective
Opposite of not absolutely necessary
Adjective
Opposite of being in excess
Adjective
Opposite of added to an existing or usual amount or number
“It's not often necessary to do more than the required amount of hours, but employers do look more favorably on those who do.”
Adjective
Opposite of left as an unused portion
Adjective
Opposite of surplus to requirements
“Even moderate exercise, such as walking, has real health benefits if you do it regularly all year round.”
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