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My prefix contains a dangerous drug, it messes with your mind.

But next to things like heroin, this one's rather kind.

In fact, it is accepted, its hazards oft ignored

It's there to pick you up if you should become bored.

My infix is good at what it does, some might say a pro.

I'd bet Without using it once, a day you couldn't go.

It's one of the more social words, scarcely used alone.

Both the speaker and the spoken have company of their own.

Next up is the ultimate weapon, in more than one way.

Unlike a sword, its power grows with each and every day.

Put down the weights, you can't wield this with sheer brute force and might.

For it is the very definition of power, revealed within the light.

Once you have it, chop it in half, you need some help to wield it

It takes millions to cultivate, alone you are unfit

Your half is important, and equally as grand.

For now you are holding my suffix in your hand

You now have all three parts, and the hero is revealed

Yes, it is a name, behind this riddle sealed.

This one might be tricky, but do give it a try.

And if you think you've figured it out, then tell me: Who am I?

Hint:

It's been quite some time since I gave you this rhyme

No progress been made, and I'm not surprised

This one was a difficult riddle to write

And to solve, but be sure, the end is in sight.

First up for the prefix, a clue to help you out

The drug that it contains is sprinkled all throughout

The marketplace today, in pills, drinks and bars

but my prefix delivers the most of it by far.

My infix is a letter, but also a word

the usage of which should not be ignored.

Commonly used in casual conversation

To try not to speak it would lead to frustration

My suffix, half the weapon of ultimate might,

To be up against it would be quite a fright.

You may have your guns but still you will cower

When it's used right, my suffix is power.

You have more to go on, a path to go down.

I'd advise you to take a quick look around.

Things are often connected, with quite a common theme.

It might help you out, if you know what I mean.

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  • $\begingroup$ Another awesome riddle! ”The speaker and the spoken” sounds really nice. $(+1)$ $\color{darkorange}{\bigstar}$ :D $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Sep 2 '18 at 0:14
  • $\begingroup$ @cubemaster Hint? :) $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Sep 17 '18 at 19:04
  • $\begingroup$ @QuantumTwinkie for you? anything $\endgroup$ – Cubemaster Sep 18 '18 at 12:23
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I know!!!

You're

Joe-You-Know

Prefix

Joe like coffee

Infix

You for "u"

Suffix

Know for knowledge

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  • $\begingroup$ Is this better @cubemaster ? $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Sep 18 '18 at 15:27
  • $\begingroup$ Damn, I thought that would actually be a bit harder. Good job! $\endgroup$ – Cubemaster Sep 18 '18 at 15:31
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    $\begingroup$ I guess that's the problem with setting a precedent. Makes it easy to get the meta riddles $\endgroup$ – Cubemaster Sep 18 '18 at 15:31
  • $\begingroup$ @joe-you-know look at this! $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Sep 18 '18 at 15:32
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    $\begingroup$ Lol I don't even know if he's seen the riddle $\endgroup$ – Cubemaster Sep 18 '18 at 15:37
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Are you

Expansion

The first part is

Ex or X, short for the drug Ecstasy

Middle is

pan, everyday object and social word, as in frying pan, sauce pan, pan and teller. oops.

Last part is

fission, half of that, rounding up, is -sion

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Second Guess

Are you

T. S. Eliot?

First part

T because Tea contains caffeine, a drug which fits the description

Second part

Cell (S. El), a social word (cell phone, blood cell, dry cell, etc)

Third part

don't look here, i have nothing. I feel like an id-iot, so I'll use that IOT to finish

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  • $\begingroup$ ”Pan and teller” Hahah, love that reference! I would upvote if I did not reach my daily voting limit (DVL)... $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Aug 31 '18 at 1:33
  • $\begingroup$ Not what I had in mind, but not a bad start! However, I don't quite know if I would consider ecstasy to be an "acceptable" drug. $\endgroup$ – Cubemaster Aug 31 '18 at 13:04
  • $\begingroup$ added second guess $\endgroup$ – SteveV Sep 2 '18 at 4:44
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I'm probably too tired to think straight, but I'll give it a shot.

Answer

Potter

Prefix

Pot. Commonly, marihuana is referred to as pot. It's not so harsh on the user, or so people say.

Infix

T. Tea is not used alone most of the time. We add milk, lemon, etc. to it. We also invite people to drink it. And then, Tea sounds like T.

Suffix

Er. Power is literally power. We split it in half and get Pow and Er. Er is the smaller half, but it is "equally important" since it is the one we need.

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My guess:

Enoki (mushroom)

prefix:

'E'
I think this is referring to the medical abbreviation of epinephrine (E), which is another name for adrenaline. Adrenaline can be described as a 'drug' that is not stigmatized, and activities which create adrenaline are good when you are bored.

infix:

'no'
because 'no' is a social word that is commonly used in phrases ex.'no thank you'. It is hard to get through a single day without saying the word 'no'.

suffix

'ki'
I think 'ki' or 'qi' literally translates to 'air', which we are all 'holding in our hands' right now. 'qi' is also half of the phrase 'qi gong', which is involved with martial arts. A person's 'ki' is supposed to grows with each and every day (as the riddle suggests) if it is cultivated. It is not a skill that can be wielded using physical strength but requires mental training and cultivation.

Finally,

'Enoki' is a name (albeit of a mushroom)

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    $\begingroup$ Not a bad start, but look at that first line there. My prefix contains a drug. Not the other way around $\endgroup$ – Cubemaster Sep 2 '18 at 5:06

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