barely adequate

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For his part, the Director General of Livestock assessed the work as important and stressed the hard work that Africans carry out in the fields for the harvest of their products with barely adequate material.
Having won the toss and posted a barely adequate 161 for nine in the 45 overs, Cole's attack bowled loosely to allow the Kent Premier League side to stroll home with 92 balls to spare.
The rest -- about 61 percent -- believe their HR solutions are barely adequate or falling behind.
Replying to the home side's barely adequate 227 all out in exactly 50 overs, Gloucestershire's openers had made just 5-0 off two overs when the weather closed in from the south west.
While on an apparently endless council list, they live in a privately rented flat with barely adequate heating and a cooker that doesn't work properly.
It is believed a further two Birmingham's children's homes, one also rated as inadequate and the other barely adequate, are no longer taking new residents.
The Wow Signal A TWO-YEAR-OLD who looks made for a mile but who had class and determination to burn over the barely adequate six furlongs of the Prix Morny, Harry Herbert paid tribute to John Quinn as a "great communicator" after the trainer's first top-level success on the Flat.
These services struggle to cover their costs, as government subsidies are barely adequate.
A further two of Birmingham's ten remaining children's homes, one also rated as inadequate and the other barely adequate, are no longer taking new residents.
For each item please select the word or phrase [in a Likert-formatted table] that best describes your assessment: (1) inadequate, (2) barely adequate, (3) adequate, (4) more than adequate, (5) excellent, or (0) not applicable.