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As I am,
a state of being.

Drop the first,
a verb of similar meaning.

Exchange the first,
a debatable fruit.

Drop one and two,
friend of a root.

Drop first, read in reverse,
the type you don't want to be meeting.

I am a five letter word, what am I?

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The word is

ALIVE

The title is supposed to reference

the Song 'alive' by Sia (cya) and Adele (a dell)

As I am, a state of being.

Alive means you are existing

Drop the first, a verb of similar meaning.

Live means that you are living, similar to existing

Exchange the first, a debatable fruit.

An olive is a fruit but could be considered a nut or vegetable

Drop one and two, friend of a root.

The suffix -ive, a common root ending to words.

Drop first, read in reverse, the type you don't want to be meeting.

You don't want to meet evil people

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    $\begingroup$ I've heard of olives being debatable between fruit or vegetable, but never nut. $\endgroup$ – Kevin Sep 13 '17 at 19:44
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    $\begingroup$ @Kevin well I guess it has a stone in it :) $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Sep 13 '17 at 19:52
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe the word was supposed to be "robot" instead of "root"? In that case, this could be the "friend of a robot". $\endgroup$ – maxathousand Sep 13 '17 at 20:35
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    $\begingroup$ It's pretty lame joke, but it's referencing a recent song, Alive, that Sia wrote for Adele. A computer.... A dell. Adele didn't end up using the song so Sia took it back and used it, so Cya! For her name and a sort of "bye Felicia" feel. :P $\endgroup$ – Sensoray Sep 14 '17 at 11:21
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    $\begingroup$ @PaigeMeinke oh wow lol, I actually said in chat that it had found Alive by sia but didn't get the Adele connection :P will add $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Sep 14 '17 at 17:04

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