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01. Too many children in this country are leaving home in the morning without having eaten an [adequate] meal.
02. Local parents are concerned over the [adequacy] of the school's program for children with special needs.
03. The equipment at the worksite was barely [adequate] to the job we had to do.
04. Recent research suggests that children born to teenage mothers are more likely to be poor, and to receive [inadequate] healthcare and education.
05. Twenty pounds should be more than [adequate] compensation for the work she did.
06. The obvious [inadequacy] of this government's attempts to deal with poverty in our society is a disgrace.
07. [Adequate] nutrition is essential to the proper physical development of growing children.
08. The project has been canceled due to a lack of [adequate] funds.
09. Electrical output in this country is sometimes [inadequate] during a cold winter, due to the increase in demand.
10. She wasn't [adequately] prepared for the test, and got a terrible mark as a result.
11. The money we have put aside should be [adequate] for your first year of university.
12. Funding for the arts in this state is embarrassingly [inadequate].
13. [Inadequate] protein can lead to various health risks in women.
14. The economy of Turkmenistan suffers from the continued lack of [adequate] export routes for the nation's natural gas.
15. The students told the teacher that they felt they didn't have [adequate] time to finish the test.
16. Opposition members are suggesting that this government's initiatives to deal with the AIDS problem are simply not [adequate].
17. About a quarter of the population of India is too poor to be able to afford an [adequate] diet.
18. As a skinny little boy, I felt somewhat [inadequate] when compared with some of my more athletic friends.
19. Goldfish lose their color if they are kept in a dim light or are placed in running water, such as a stream. They only remain gold if kept in a pond or in a bowl with [adequate] light.
20. Nick Diamos once remarked, "Never attribute to malice what can be [adequately] explained by stupidity."
21. Buckminster Fuller once stated that a problem [adequately] stated is a problem well on its way to being solved.
22. Bertolt Brecht once said, "Do not fear death so much, but rather the [inadequate] life."
23. Alexander Hodge once suggested that faith must have [adequate] evidence, else it is mere superstition.
24. Nelson Mandela once said that our deepest fear is not that we are [inadequate]. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
25. Someone once remarked that he who ceases to learn cannot [adequately] teach.
26. Gerald Ford once observed that there are no [adequate] substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect.
27. Rollo May once suggested that sex can be defined fairly [adequately] in physiological terms as consisting of the building up of bodily tensions, and their release.
28. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has the right to a standard of living [adequate] for the health and well-being of himself and of his family.
29. Studies have shown that individual cells in the brain respond to [inadequate] supplies of nutrients by motivating a person to seek food.
30. Getting an [adequate] amount of sleep each night is one of the easiest and most effective ways of improving your daily life.
31. His clothing was [inadequate] for the harsh weather conditions.
32. Your work has been totally [inadequate] for a project of this importance. I'm afraid we're going to have to let you go.
33. The union has rejected the offer of a 2% salary increase as completely [inadequate].
34. Health care in this province is [inadequately] funded, and waiting lists are growing.
35. She has long suffered from feelings of [inadequacy].
36. The [inadequacies] of our school system cannot be solved simply by pouring more money into the education budget.
37. Musical theorists of the Middle Ages worked hard to develop an [adequate] musical notation.
38. According to Max Weber, general laws explaining human behavior are possible, but [inadequate].

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