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 for minimal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Minimal \Min"i*mal\, a.
     Of, pertaining to, or having a character of, a minim or
     minimum; least; smallest; as, a minimal amount or value.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: the least possible; "needed to enforce minimal
             standards"; "her grades were minimal"; "minimum wage"; "a
             minimal charge for the service" [syn: minimal,
             minimum] [ant: maximal, maximum]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "minimal":
     adequate, ample, baby, baby-sized, bantam, banty,
     barely sufficient, basal, basic, commensurate, compact, competent,
     corresponding, decent, diminutive, due, duodecimo, enough,
     equal to, essential, few, fit, fundamental, good, good enough,
     handy, least, littlest, lowest, miniature, miniaturized, minikin,
     minim, minimum, minuscule, nominal, plenty, plenty good enough,
     pocket, pocket-sized, pony, proportionate, satisfactory, shortest,
     slightest, small-scale, smallest, subminiature, substantial,
     sufficient, sufficient for, sufficing, suitable, tiniest, token,
     toy, twelvemo, up to, vest-pocket

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