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Examples of requisite in a Sentence
this new CD is the requisite album of the year for classical music lovers
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This being a romantic comedy, the obligatory meet-cute takes place at a Halloween party, complete with all the requisite wacky costumes.
Few lawyers qualified to take death penalty cases have both the requisite top secret security clearance and the willingness to work with the special military tribunal rules created by Congress in 2009 for Guantánamo, said Navy Cmdr.
Warm ambient temperatures and deep snow kept the ground, measured at a depth of one foot, from reaching the requisite minus-5 degrees Celsius in some of the coastal and foothill areas tracked by the Division of Mining, Land and Water.
The potpie, full of bits of Maine lobster and crawfish in a silky bechamel, had the requisite flaky crust, and an earthy theme.
The man earned his name, that's for sure, and used all his requisite skills in rousting the crowd for Queen Carolyn's triumphant entry.
The wide-open, office-less facility built by Novo Construction has the requisite on-site gym and yoga studio, game room and free gourmet cafeteria with a state-of-the-art espresso machine, ensuring employees are always caffeinated and well fed.
Which, as this show makes very clear, is not really safety at all, especially since the requisite subterfuge always included a level of sublimation not only of conduct but of self.
The only thing that makes Gladney groan and look skyward is the long-standing 18-point requisite Crawford maintains for each quarter of every Lady Charger game no matter the talent level on campus.
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Acquiring an understanding of where requisite comes from won't require a formal inquiry. Without question, the quest begins with Latin quaerere, which means "to ask" and is an ancestor of a number of English words, including acquire, require, inquiry, question, quest, and, of course, requisite. From quaerere came requirere, meaning "to ask again." Repeated requests can express a need, and the past participle of requirere, which is requisitus, came to mean "needed" or "necessary." The English language acquired requisite when it was adopted into Middle English back in the 1400s.
Origin and Etymology of requisite
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsall-important, critical, imperative, indispensable, integral, must-have, necessary, necessitous, needed, needful, required, essential, vital
Antonymsdispensable, inessential, needless, nonessential, unessential, unnecessary, unneeded
Related Wordsprerequisite; compulsory, mandatory, nonelective, obligatory; consequential, crucial, important, major, material, meaningful, momentous, significant, substantial, weighty; basic, central, fundamental, key, organic; insistent, persistent, pressing, urgent
Near Antonymsundesired, unwanted; inconsequential, insignificant, unimportant; excess, external, extra, extraneous, superfluous, surplus
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