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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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