desiderata

[ dih-sid-uh-rey-tuh, -rah-, -zid- ]
/ dɪˌsɪd əˈreɪ tə, -ˈrɑ-, -ˌzɪd- /

plural noun, singular de·sid·er·a·tum.

things wanted or needed; the plural of desideratum: “Happily-ever-after” and “eternal love” appear to be the desiderata of the current generation, to whom “fat chance” say those of us who are older, wiser, and more curmudgeonly.

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SYNONYMS FOR desiderata

essentials, necessities, requisites, sine qua nons.
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British Dictionary definitions for desiderata

desiderata
/ (dɪˌzɪdəˈrɑːtə) /

noun

the plural of desideratum
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