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requisite

req·ui·site

requisite

 
 
pronunciation:
re kwih ziht
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: required or essential.
If you've done the requisite reading and assignments, you should pass the exam easily.
synonyms:
compulsory, essential, necessary, needed, needful, obligatory, required
antonyms:
optional
similar words:
imperative, incumbent, indispensable, mandatory, prerequisite, vital
 
part of speech: noun
definition: something that is essential or required.
synonyms:
desideratum, essential, must, necessary, necessity, need, requirement, sine qua non
antonyms:
option
similar words:
fundamental, imperative, qualification, want
derivations: requisitely (adv.), requisiteness (n.)
Word Parts
The word requisite contains the following parts:
quer, ques, quir, quis, quest Latin root that means ask, seek
-ite1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means in a state or condition (produced by the action denoted by the verb base)
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The suffix -ite1 attaches to Latin roots, as most English adjectives ending in -ite1 are loanwords from Latin, specifically from past participles of verbs formed with the suffix -itus.