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I am

Half of nothing

Part of one

More or less

Favorite of children

But fully a villain!

Can you guess this word?

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The word is

NO

Half of nothing

If you split by syllable, you get to 'halves' no-thing half of NONE is NO.

Part of one

the letters N and O are part of the word ONE NEO is also known as the ONE, and (keeping letters in order, and removing E), leaves NO.

More or less

in the phrase 'No more, No less'

Favorite of children

Some children seem to enjoy being awkward and saying 'No!' to parental requests

But fully a villain!

Dr No fully fits the bill here

Finally:

Can you guess this word?

Is it a guess if I've supported my reasoning? No - I don't think that's a guess, it's an answer.

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  • $\begingroup$ I reckon the intention for the first line is that rot13(AB vf unys bs ABJG) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Sep 14 at 17:49
  • $\begingroup$ @Stiv it could be! But I don't see any indication either way, so I will leave my answer as it is for now $\endgroup$
    – Pureferret
    Sep 14 at 17:54
  • $\begingroup$ rot13(Lbh unir rirelguvat evtug. Jnvg. AB. Vg vf unys bs Abar. Naq cneg bs HAB.) $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Sep 14 at 17:54
  • $\begingroup$ @DrD that's... enigmatic $\endgroup$
    – Pureferret
    Sep 14 at 18:00

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