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this word contains 8 letters

the first syllable is what you are when you live

The second syllable is not exactly small

The third sounds like the second person

The last is just like us

The whole is a bit confusing,

But, of course, all this is.
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"Barbecue" contains 8 letters.
The first syllable is "Babe" which is what you are when you live.
The second syllable "Bec (big)" is not exactly small.
The third sounds like the second person "you, u".
The last is just like us "ue (we)".
cant seem to figure this out but it is driving me crazy!
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Hm. I'm thinking "ambiguous," but it has nine letters, not eight. Perhaps a synonym? But the word fits very well. Perhaps it was retold incorrectly?