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Stand alone

I am someone with authority

Add a "B" or an "H" or an "L"

All three are synonyms of each other

Who am I?

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I think the answer is

Ump

Stand alone
I am someone with authority

Ump is short for "umpire" - an official who watches a game or match closely to enforce the rules

Add a "B" or an "H" or an "L"
All three are synonyms of each other

Bump, Hump and Lump are all, essentially, synonyms of each other (a protuberance).

Explanation of the Title (from OP in the comments)

Bumps, humps and lumps are often disliked (especially on one's body).

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    $\begingroup$ Well at least it took an hour :). Gives me cheap thrill! $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Feb 10, 2021 at 15:31
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    $\begingroup$ Nyfb gubfr guerr guvatf (rfcrpvnyyl ba lbhe obql) ner qvfyvxrq. Urapr gur gvgyr. $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Feb 10, 2021 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ @DrD Ah, okay, got it. $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Feb 10, 2021 at 21:56

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