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My prefix is unique
My infix is forceful
My suffix is frankly conclusive
Yet, as a whole, I can be awakening

What am I?

HINT:

My prefix is an abbreviation you can find in a definition

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  • $\begingroup$ By any chance is your infix rot13(nez)? $\endgroup$ – Dooper Mar 18 at 1:21
  • $\begingroup$ @Dooper I probably shouldn't reveal this half an hour after posting...but rot13(anl) $\endgroup$ – mbjb Mar 18 at 1:36
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Taking a shot at this

espresso - this coffee is awakening

My prefix is unique

esp. - abbreviation for especially, as first and foremost is close to unique

My infix is forceful

press - to press is to force

My suffix is frankly conclusive

so - bring a discussion to an end saying so

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  • $\begingroup$ Well done, this is correct! Sounds like that hint made it too easy, haha. $\endgroup$ – mbjb Mar 20 at 13:33
  • $\begingroup$ @mestackoverflow -ah maybe, I thought of various types of this answer on first seeing this puzzle, but didn't connect it til I saw the hint. $\endgroup$ – Tom Mar 20 at 13:39
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Could it maybe be

Eyes?


My prefix is unique

The mathematical number e is unique

My infix is forceful

This was the one I wasn’t 100% on, but the Y Force was part of the Chinese Army in WWII

My suffix is frankly conclusive

’Yes’ is a rather frank conclusion

Yet, as a whole, I can be awakening

Eyes will open when you awaken from sleep

I’m not 100% sure if this is right, and I feel this answer might be a bit too short of a word but is this the answer you’re looking for?

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice answer, but not quite. I'm starting to think the first line is too vague though.. $\endgroup$ – mbjb Mar 18 at 14:22
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    $\begingroup$ @mestackoverflow hmmm probably more so than the other lines at least. I’ve been trying I- E- One- Un- Me- as the prefix but can’t get the rest to work. It’s a really nice short riddle, but might need the addition of an extra line or a hint if it goes too long without a correct answer, I’d keep it as it is for now! Who knows, someone might get it still :) $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Mar 18 at 15:55
  • $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil Have you looked into rot13(vq, rtb) for line 1? Also, does the title have anything to do with rot13(Gur Njnxravat ol Xngr Pubcva?). The grammar mistake seems intentional. $\endgroup$ – VirtualValentin Mar 20 at 7:27
  • $\begingroup$ @VirtualValentin no, it doesn't have anything to do with that. $\endgroup$ – mbjb Mar 20 at 9:53

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