Pronounced: reev, verb/noun

Notes: An interesting word; see tomorrow’s comments

Yesterday’s word

The word desiderata is the plural form of desideratum and thus means “several things wanted or needed”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

As you might guess from the singular and plural forms, our word comes from Latin; specifically, the Latin word dēsīderāre (to long for; require). I find it easy to remember the meaning of this word by seeing the word “desire” (parts of it, at least) in our word.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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