January 10th, 2021

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Word of the Day 01/09/21 Desideratum

I've been super busy! Since Wednesday I've been transferring my business books from one location to another. Hours went by in a snap of my fingers.

So, I missed doing yesterday's word, even though I kept telling myself on FRIDAY that I needed to update it (but a new MacGyver and a marathon of H50 sucked up my attention).

Anyway, here is Saturday's word of the day.

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Desideratum (noun)
desideratum [ dih-sid-uh-rey-tuhm, -rah-, -zid- ]


noun, plural de·sid·er·a·ta [dih-sid-uh-rey-tuh, -rah-, -zid-].
1. something wanted or needed.

WORDS RELATED TO DESIDERATUM
requirement, precondition, prerequisite, fundamental, obligation, essential, urgency, use, right, wish, commitment, demand, specification, stipulation, qualification, need, provision, condition, concern, desire

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Origin: 1645–55; < Latin, noun use of neuter past participle of dēsīderāre;see desiderate

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR DESIDERATUM
To produce and to sell securities in the greatest possible quantity—that was the desideratum.'
GOLDMAN'S CRISIS CONTROL|MICHAEL THOMAS|JULY 21, 2009|DAILY BEAST

I will now describe one or two methods employed to effect this desideratum.
MAGIC|ELLIS STANYON

The desideratum is a really rough day, but that at Valencia is past praying for.
UNEXPLORED SPAIN|ABEL CHAPMAN

The choice of soaps has considerable influence in promoting and maintaining this desideratum.
THE LADIES BOOK OF USEFUL INFORMATION|ANONYMOUS

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roses::by any other name

Word of the Day 01/10/21 Intuitive

Intuitive (adjective)
in·tu·i·tive [in-too-i-tiv, -tyoo-]
(previously 07-01-13)

adjective
1. perceiving by intuition, as a person or the mind.
2. perceived by, resulting from, or involving intuition: intuitive knowledge.
3. having or possessing intuition: an intuitive person.
4. capable of being perceived or known by intuition.

OTHER WORDS FROM INTUITIVE
in·tu·i·tive·ly, adverb
in·tu·i·tive·ness, noun
non·in·tu·i·tive, adjective
non·in·tu·i·tive·ly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO INTUITIVE
perceptive, emotional, visceral, spontaneous, innate, automatic, direct, habitual, immediate, inherent, involuntary, natural, understood, untaught, instinctual, unreflecting

SYNONYMS FOR INTUITIVE
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2. innate, inborn, natural.

Origin: 1585–95; < Medieval Latin intuitivus. See intuition, -ive

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR INTUITIVE
To make sure your website’s architecture is seamless and intuitive, develop a conversion rate optimization strategy that works for you.
HOW TO DRIVE DIGITAL INNOVATION NECESSARY DURING THE PANDEMIC|NICK CHASINOV|SEPTEMBER 16, 2020|SEARCH ENGINE WATCH

This is useful because hunting for this information on the state’s website yourself may not be as easy or intuitive as you’d hoped.
IT’S TIME TO CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION—HERE’S HOW|JOHN KENNEDY|SEPTEMBER 10, 2020|POPULAR SCIENCE

It seems intuitive now—of course that would be the most effective.
BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FROM FORTUNE’S 40 UNDER 40 IN GOVERNMENT AND POLICY|RACHEL KING|SEPTEMBER 10, 2020|FORTUNE

This allows us to begin to make sense of how I might have intuitive access to the goal-directed nature of Reality.
THE UNIVERSE KNOWS RIGHT FROM WRONG - ISSUE 89: THE DARK SIDE|PHILIP GOFF|SEPTEMBER 9, 2020|NAUTILUS

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