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requisition - formal demand or request; Ex. requisition for more computing equipment; V.
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
insipid - lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character
cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
throes - violent anguish
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
factious - inclined to form factions; causing dissension
arsenal - storage place for military equipment