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Riddle :

I am a 10 letter word.

1,2 = A preposition

10,7,6 = Needed for living

5,3,7 = It's a grain.

4,1,9,6 = The process of becoming less bright.

Who am I?

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The word is

asafoetida

Each line

refers to taking the nth letters. For instance:
1,2 = A preposition = AS
10,7,6 = Needed for living = ATE (a little iffy, but I suppose "needed" could be past tense)
5,3,7 = It's a grain. = OAT
4,1,9,6 = The process of becoming less bright. = FADE

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