Pronounced: reev, verb/noun
Notes: An interesting word; see tomorrow’s comments
The word desiderata is the plural form of desideratum and thus means “several things wanted or needed”
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.