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To few I am real, but to others I am fiction.

My effect precedes a cause, but you feel my infix as a result of affliction.

My very nature puts everything at stake,

because I violate a rule you will never break.

I am a seven-letter word. What am I?

HINT 1:

I begin with idiomatic perfection.

HINT 2:

You don't want to end a sentence with my suffix.

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    $\begingroup$ Now, are you using effect (def: cause (something) to happen; bring about or a change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.) or affect (def: have an effect on; make a difference to.)? $\endgroup$ – Joe-You-Know Aug 21 '18 at 21:26
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how about

opinion?

because

opinions are 'real' to some and 'fiction' to others

and

you can feel 'pins and needles' due to afflictions (pin)

and

one grammar rule is to never end a sentence with 'on'

still working on seeing if any of the other hints/clues fit.

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  • $\begingroup$ Not it, but a good guess. Keep working on the other hint and clues. $\endgroup$ – Alex Aug 22 '18 at 0:10
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Well, it could be

THOUGHT

As,

To few I am real, but to others I am fiction.

few thoughts can be realized/ materialised, whereas many can remain as fiction/ imaginary

My effect precedes a cause, but you feel my infix as a result of affliction.

Infix is - though

My very nature puts everything at stake,

As, a thought is supposed to be the cause behind every action

because I violate a rule you will never break.

As, thought is supposed to be originated in silence- which never breaks a rule - which requires to maintain silence.

I am a seven-letter word. What am I?

THOUGHT has seven letters.

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i think it could be :

DESTINY

As,

To few I am real, but to others I am fiction.

Many think destiny exists but not everybody

My effect precedes a cause, but you feel my infix as a result of affliction.

Many think every things happened to human is already written somewhere , and take this as a fatality when bad things happened

My very nature puts everything at stake,

Those who believe in Destiny also think that everything happened in a precise order,

because I violate a rule you will never break.

Destiny always choose for everybody ,everything.It rule the life of everybody and determine their future as it wants But humans can't interfere in others life nor know or determine their own future just like they want.

I am a seven-letter word. What am I?

Destiny is a seven letters word

I begin with idiomatic perfection

The beliefs in Destiny is inherent to a category of person who believe in supernatural things a some kind of perfection of things

wiktionary defines it as:

destiny (plural destinies) 1. That to which any person or thing is destined; a predetermined state; a condition predestined by the Divine or by human will
Synonyms: fate, lot 2. The fixed order of things; invincible necessity; an irresistible power or agency conceived of as determining the future, whether in general or of an individual. Synonym: fate

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