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duenna
n. an older woman acting as a governess and chaperone to girls in a Spanish family
gaucho
n. a cowboy from the South American pampas
grandee
n. a Spanish or Portuguese nobleman of the highest rank
2. a man of high rank or eminence
hidalgo
n. a gentleman in a Spanish-speaking country
junta
n. 1. a military or political group that rules a country after taking power by force
2. (historical) a deliberative or administrative council in Spain or Portugal
matador
n. 1. a bullfighter whose task is to kill the bull
2. (in ombre, skat, and other card games) any of the highest trumps
3. a domino game in which halves are matched so as to make a total of seven
mestizo
n. a Latin American of mixed race, especially the offspring of a Spaniard and an American Indian
peon
n. 1. a Spanish-American day laborer or unskilled farm worker
2. a person who does menial work
3. someone of low rank
picador
n. (in bullfighting) a person on horseback who goads the bull with a lance
renegade
n. a person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles
adj. having treacherously changed allegiance
v. (archaic) become a renegade
senora
n. (in Spanish-speaking countries) a form of address for a woman, corresponding to Mrs. or madam
senorita
n. (in Spanish-speaking countries) a form of address for an unmarried woman, corresponding to Miss
toreador
n. a bullfighter, especially one on horseback
vaquero
n. (in Spanish-speaking parts of the USA) a cowboy; a cattle driver
adobe
n. a kind of clay used to make sun-dried bricks
bolero
n. 1. a Spanish dance in simple triple time
2. a woman’s short open jacket
bonanza
n. a source of wealth, good fortune, or profits
bravado
n. boldness intended to impress or intimidate
cabana
n. a hut, cabin, or shelter at a beach or swimming pool
fiesto
n. 1. a festive event
2. (in Spanish-speaking countries) a religious festival
flotilla
n. a small fleet of ships or boats
hacienda
n. (in Spanish-speaking countries) a large estate with a house
peccadillo
n. a minor sin or fault
poncho
n. a garment of a type originally worn in South America, made of a thick piece of woollen cloth with a slit in the middle for the head
siesta
n. an afternoon rest or nap, especially one taken during the hottest hours of the day in a hot climate
arroyo
n. a dry, steep-sided gully cut by a river or stream
bronco
n. a wild or half-tamed horse of the western United States
burro
n. a small donkey used as a pack animal
canyon
n. a deep gorge, especially one with a river flowing through it
indigo
n. 1. a tropical plant formerly widely cultivated as a source of dark blue dye
2. the dark blue dye obtained from the indigo plant
3. a color between blue and violet in the spectrum