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Here's four letters that you can have,

Add another and you'll have a weapon.

With a plural, I'll rise up (you'll see).

Two more and you might have a fallacie (oops).


What am I?


Note: Each of the lines is an expansion of the previous (i.e. in the last line, you should have an eight letter word, not six).

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    $\begingroup$ Is fallacy intentionally misspelled? $\endgroup$ – paste Jun 7 '16 at 2:53
  • $\begingroup$ Yes. Hence the 'oops'. $\endgroup$ – Inazuma Jun 7 '16 at 8:58
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Are you

take?

Here's four letters that you can have,

I'll take what you give.

Add another and you'll have a weapon.

Add an s for stake, as in the pointy thing for to off vampires and such.

With a plural, I'll rise up (you'll see).

The plural would be stakes, as in raise the stakes.

Two more and you might have a fallacie (oops).

And with two more, we can get mistakes, which, though the clue hints at a singular, would be correct if the clue has two errors, including the misspelling.

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    $\begingroup$ Very well done! $\endgroup$ – Inazuma Jun 7 '16 at 4:02
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My answer assumes I can change the order of all the letters:

Here's four letters that you can have,

HERE

Add another and you'll have a weapon.

HEXER "one who applies a hex"

With a plural, I'll rise up (you'll see).

SHEER "straight up or down without a break"

Two more and you might have a fallacie (oops).

HERESY

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  • $\begingroup$ First line is a clue that's about more than just the four letters, but this was a good attempt. Also, you don't need to rearrange any of the letters with the word I'm thinking of. $\endgroup$ – Inazuma Jun 7 '16 at 1:34
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Partial answer?

Adding 1 letter to get a weapon... I'm gathering a list of 5letter weapons.

Sword, laser, saber, arrow,spear,rifle

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  • $\begingroup$ None of these are the one I'm thinking of, though if you think any one of them might fit the bill, still give it a shot. $\endgroup$ – Inazuma Jun 7 '16 at 1:11

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