TEM8 IELTS GRE
1. fine + (-ic => -ick) + -y => finicky.
2. finical: 谐音“妃礼苛”-----作为妃子的礼数很苛刻，“费力刻”，“废立苛”------废立太子要求很苛刻，“非你苛”-----不是你苛刻、挑剔，“非礼苛”-----非常繁琐、苛刻的礼节。
3. finical => finicky.
- finicky (adj.)
- 1825, "dainty, mincing," from finical "too particular" (1590s), which perhaps is from fine (adj.) + -ical as in cynical, ironical (OED says "ultimate derivation" from the adjective "seems probable"). But finikin (1660s) "dainty, precise in trifles" has been proposed as a source, even though the timing is off. It apparently comes from Dutch; compare Middle Dutch fijnkens (adv.) "precisely, exactly," from fijn, cognate with English fine (adj.).
The -k- between the final -c- and a suffix beginning in -i, -y, or -e is an orthographic rule to mark the pronunciation of -c- as "k" (compare picnicking, trafficking, panicky, shellacked). Related: Finickiness.
- 1. It's a very finicky job.
- 2. Eat up your fish and don't be so finicky.
- 3. Even the most finicky eater will find something appetizing here.
- 4. This job is too finicky for me.
- 5. He is the most finicky eaters I've ever met.
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