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20 terms

ch 10 set 1

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aficionado
devoted follower of some sport or art; fan; devotee
caballero
1.) gentleman; gallant; cavalier
2.) horseman
caudillo
military dictator in Spanish-speaking 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
1.) nobleman of the highest rank
2.) person of eminence
guerrilla
fighter in an irregular military unit engaging in sabotage and harassment
hidalgo
member of the minor nobility
junta
1.) council for legislation or administration
2.) group of military officers controlling a government after a coup d'etat
3.) junto
junto
group of persons joined for a common purpose; clique; group of plotters; faction; cabal
Latino (Latina)
Latin American
macho
man exhibiting a strong sense of masculinity stressing assertiveness, aggressiveness, physical might, domineering behavior, etc.
machismo
strong sense of masculinity stressing assertiveness, aggressiveness, physical might, domineering behavior, etc.
matador
bullfighter assigned to kill the bull
mestizo
person of mixed American Indian and European ancestry
peon
1.) unskilled worker; landless laborer
2.) worker kept in servitude to repay a debt