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Vocab 13-15

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incommunicado
without a means of communication
junta
a group of military rulers
peccadillo
a small fault
peon
an unskilled laborer
renegade
a rebel
aficionado
an enthusiastic fan
bravado
boastful bravery
embargo
an order preventing trade
flotilla
a small fleet of boats or ships
hacienda
a large estate or ranch
prattle
to talk foolishly
raconteur
a skilled storyteller
sophistry
cleverly misleading arguments
utterance
something that is said
verbose
too wordy
circumlocution
using indirect language
cogent
logical and convincing
discourse
a formal speech or writing
falter
to hesitate
literate
educated, knowledgeable
legitimate
lawful
mediocre
ordinary in quality
meritorious
worthy of praise
truism
an overused saying
validate
to confirm the truth of something
appraisal
evaluation of worth
base
low or inferior in position or quality
candid
frank, honest
criterion
a standard of judgement
dexterity
cleverness