# Sequence of Four Words

With A, it's a fellow whose work is for hire.
With E, it's a place where there might be a fire.
With I, it's a fellow who hasn't much class.
With O, something pleasant to find in your glass.

Surmise, then, the pattern that I have designed,
And tell me the four words that I have in mind.

I think it's...

h_ck

With A, it's a fellow whose work is for hire.

A hack is another word for a taxi, like the kind you hire. Thanks alexmc. It is also a word for "One who undertakes unpleasant or distasteful tasks for money or reward; a hireling", so thanks Pete.

With E, it's a place where there might be a fire.

Heck, like fire and brimstone et al

With I, it's a fellow who hasn't much class.

Hick, a country hick or hillbilly

With O, something pleasant to find in your glass.

Hock, a type of wine.

• A hack's another word for a taxi, could be a reference to that? Aug 6, 2015 at 7:56
• @alexmc I had no clue. Updated! Aug 6, 2015 at 8:00
• Kindly clear my confusion, but I don't think heck is directly defined as fire and brimstone. I feel that heck is an alternate for hell, which is a place of fire. Aug 6, 2015 at 8:24
• @CodeNewbie oh, my bad. I've always assumed fire and brimstone referred to hell. Aug 6, 2015 at 8:29
• Hack can mean "One who undertakes unpleasant or distasteful tasks for money or reward; a hireling." according to The Free Dictionary, which fits in better with the clue
– Pete
Aug 6, 2015 at 11:34