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

  Barely \Bare"ly\, adv.
     1. Without covering; nakedly.
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     2. Without concealment or disguise.
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     3. Merely; only.
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              R. For now his son is duke.
              W. Barely in title, not in revenue.   --Shak.
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     4. But just; without any excess; with nothing to spare (of
        quantity, time, etc.); hence, scarcely; hardly; as, there
        was barely enough for all; he barely escaped.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  barely
      adv 1: only a very short time before; "they could barely hear
             the speaker"; "we hardly knew them"; "just missed being
             hit"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew
             open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have
             found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats [syn: barely,
             hardly, just, scarcely, scarce]
      2: in a sparse or scanty way; "a barely furnished room" [syn:
         scantily, barely]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "barely":
     a bit, a little, alone, baldly, by a hair, by an ace, closely,
     ever so little, exclusively, exiguously, faintly, feebly, hardly,
     imperfectly, inappreciably, inconsequentially, insignificantly,
     just, just a bit, lightly, little, meagerly, merely, minimally,
     minutely, nakedly, narrowly, nearly, negligibly, not hardly,
     not quite, only, only just, plainly, purely, scantily, scarce,
     scarcely, simply, simply and solely, singly, slightly, solely,
     tant soit peu, triflingly, weakly
  
  

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