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My prefix is a human being.

My suffix tells you it is what.

My infix is an insect being.

I have features that can cut.

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  • $\begingroup$ Is the inversion in the 2nd line ('it is what' instead of 'what it is') a clue or not ? $\endgroup$ – ThePainfull Aug 13 '20 at 6:34
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    $\begingroup$ @ThePainfull I believe it is just to make the riddle rhyme $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Aug 13 '20 at 9:42
  • $\begingroup$ Ah yes, I missed the rhyme. Seems to make sense $\endgroup$ – ThePainfull Aug 13 '20 at 11:23
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I believe this is

MANTIS


My prefix is a human being.

'MAN'

My suffix tells you it is what.

'TIS' is short for 'IT IS'.

My infix is an insect being.

'ANT'

I have features that can cut.

A mantis is an insect renowned for having sharp cutting claws

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  • $\begingroup$ I was on the same track, but I didn't thought about rol13('gur nssvkrf bireynccvat') $\endgroup$ – yunzen Aug 13 '20 at 11:27
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    $\begingroup$ Man, 'tis so cool. $\endgroup$ – James K Aug 13 '20 at 22:56

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