This is an emotional word with 2 vowels

Starting with it create two words by adding 2 different consonants.

The two new words are antonyms of each other. See below. What is that word? No programming please.

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3 Answers 3


One little word is

ire - an angry emotion

With the antonyms

fire - to sack someone from their job
hire - to employ someone
[and another near antonym of fire (excite) is tire (bore)]

  • $\begingroup$ Ah, you beat me to it. Well done! $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Mar 2, 2022 at 15:19
  • $\begingroup$ @hexomino - 8 seconds - to the wire! $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Mar 2, 2022 at 15:22

How about:

ail (trouble or afflict (someone) in mind or body)

And the antonyms are:

jail (to imprison) and bail (to get out of prison)


I have an example

The original word is


And the antonyms are

Fire and Hire


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