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aficionado
devoted follower of some sport or art; fan; devotee
cabellero
gentleman; gallant; cavalier; horseman
caudillo
military dictator in Spanish-seeking countries
Chicano
American of Mexican descent
conquistador
conqueror
desperado
bold; dangerous criminal
duenna
elderly woman chaperon of a young lady; governess
dulcinea
sweetheart; inamorata
gaucho
south american cowboy
grandee
nobleman of the highest rank; person of eminence
guerilla
fighter in an irregular military unit engaging in sabotage and harassment
hidalgo
member of the minor nobility
junta
council for legislation or administration; group of military officers controlling a government after a coup d'etat
junto
group of persons joined for a common purpose; clique; group of plotters
Lation
Latin American
macho
man exhibiting machismo
matador
bullfighter assigned to kill the bull
mestizo
person of mixed American Indian and European ancestry
peon
unskilled worker; landless laborer; worker kept in servitude to repay a debt
picador
rider on horseback in a bullfight who lances the bull to weaken its neck and shoulder muscles
picaro
adventurer; rogue; wanderer
renegade
traitor; turncoat; deserter; defector
stevedore
one who loads or unloads ships
toreador
bullfighter
vaquero
herdsman; cowboy
armada
fleet of warships
bravado
pretense of bravery
cargo
goods transported by ship, plane, etc
comradery
friendship, rapport and good will, as among fellow soldiers
El Dorado
fabulously rich land that explores dreamt of; place of fabulous abundance, wealth, or opportunity
embarcadero
landing place; wharf
embargo
prohibition (as when one nation bars its ports to another's ships or bans weapons shipments to another)
escapade
daring or unconventional act; adventure
flotilla
small fleet; fleet of small vessels
galleon
large sailing ship used in war and trade
incommunicado
deprived of communication
key
low island or reef
squad
small military unit; team; small group formed for a joint effort
adobe
brick of sun-dried clay and straw; structure made of such bricks
arroyo
water carved, often dry, gully; brook; creek
bonanza
large and rich mine
bronco
wild or half wild horse
burro
small donkey used as pack animal
calaboose
jail
hacienda
large estate or ranch; plantation; main house on such an estate
mesa
flat topped rocky hill w/ steep sides
mustang
bronco
pueblo
communal dwelling of adobe or stone in such a village
sierra
mountain range having an irregular or serrated outline
bodega
grocery store; wineshop
bolero
Spanish dance; waist-length jacket worn
cabana
cabinlike shelter at a beach or pool
olla podrida
highly seasoned meat and vegetable stew
pimento
thick-fleshed pepper used for stuffing olives and as a source of paprika
seviche
appetizer of raw fish marinated in lime or lemon juice
siesta
rest or nap, usually after a midday meal
barrio
Spanish speaking neighborhood
mantilla
woman's light scarf worn over head and shoulders; short cloak or cape
olio
mixture; hodgepodge; medley; olla podrida
pampa
vast, treeless, grassy plain usually in Argentina, prairie
peccadillo
slight offense; small fault
temblor
earthquake