Anareta
n. (or Interfector) [in astrology] - termed the Killing, Interficient or Destroying Planet. A planet that is capable of signifying destruction and therefore offers a threat to the hyleg, ('giver or life'), at birth and by direction.
apacheria
“APACHERÍA. The term Apachería is used to designate the area inhabited by the Apache Indians. Since there has been a written record, this has been in a region extending from north of the Arkansas River into the northern states of Mexico and from Central Texas to Central Arizona.” - http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/bpa04
argonauts
–noun. 1. Classical Mythology . a member of the band of men who sailed to Colchis with Jason in the ship Argo in search of the Golden Fleece. 3. a person who moved to California during the gold rush of 1849.
arroyo
–noun, plural -os. (chiefly in southwest U.S.) a small steep-sided watercourse or gulch with a nearly flat floor: usually dry except after heavy rains.
bootees
–noun. 1. Also, bootie. a baby's socklike shoe, usually knitted or crocheted, and calf-length or shorter. Also, interestingly, probably coincidently: booty –noun, plural -ties. 1. spoil taken from an enemy in war; plunder; pillage. 2. something that is seized by violence and robbery. 3. any prize or gain.
cartouche
–noun. 1. Architecture. a rounded, convex surface, usually surrounded with carved ornamental scrollwork, for receiving a painted or low-relief decoration, as an escutcheon. 2. an oval or oblong figure, as on ancient Egyptian monuments, enclosing characters that represent the name of a sovereign. 3. the case containing the inflammable materials in certain fireworks.
chit
–noun. 1. a signed note for money owed for food, drink, etc. 2. any receipt, voucher, or similar document, esp. of an informal nature.
coagulated
– verb (used with object), verb (used without object) 1. to change from a fluid into a thickened mass; curdle; congeal: Let the pudding stand two hours until it coagulates. 2. Biology . (of blood) to form a clot.
crenelated
–adjective. furnished with crenelations, as a parapet or molding, in the manner of a battlement
declaiming
–verb (used without object) 1. to speak aloud in an oratorical manner; make a formal speech: Brutus declaimed from the steps of the Roman senate building. 3. to speak or write for oratorical effect, as without sincerity or sound argument.
djinn
Mythology - any of a class of spirits, lower than the angels, capable of appearing in human and animal forms and influencing humankind for either good or evil.
estancia
from Vulgar Latin stantia (unattested)
Et In Arcadia Ego
The literal word-for-word translation of the phrase is "And in Arcadia I," or, alternately, "Even in Arcadia I." It is usually interpreted as a memento mori - "Even in Arcadia I exist", as if spoken by personified Death.
falstaffian
–adjective. of, pertaining to, or having the qualities of Falstaff, esp. his robust, bawdy humor, good-natured rascality, and brazen braggadocio: Falstaffian wit.
garraffa
noun. bottle in Spanish
gobbet
–noun. 1. a fragment or piece, esp. of raw flesh. 2. a lump or mass.
ignis faatus
A will-o'-the-wisp or ignis fatuus (Latin, from ignis, "fire" + fatuus, "foolish")—also called will-o'-wisp, corpse candle, jack-o'-lantern, friar's lantern, gunderslislik, and wisp—is the folklore term for a ghostly light sometimes seen at night or twilight over bogs, swamps, and marshes. It resembles a flickering lamp and is sometimes said to recede if approached. Much traditional, non-scientific belief surrounds the phenomenon.
jacales
jacal –noun, plural -ca•les [-kah-leys, -leyz] (in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico) a hut with a thatched roof and walls consisting of thin stakes driven into the ground close together and plastered with mud.
Merestone
noun. A stone designating a limit or boundary; a landmark. --Bacon.
miquelets
a flintlock of a type developed in Spain.
Nihil dicit
“is Latin for "he says nothing"; a judgment for want of a plea. The name of a judgment which a judge may render against a defendant who failed to plead and failed to answer a plaintiff's declaration or complaint within the prescribed time limit. The defendant failed to say why the court should not issue the judgment against him. The failure to say constitutes an admission of the justice of the cause of action against the defendant; it does so more strongly than a mere default.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihil_dicit
nitre
(meaning niter) noun. a naturally occurring mineral form of potassium nitrate. It is used to make gunpowder.
paloverde tree
The palo verde tree is the herald of spring for many in the southwestern United States, http://www.gardenguides.com/94049-palo-verde-tree.html
pantheon
noun - 4. ( lowercase ) a temple dedicated to all the gods. 5. ( lowercase ) the gods of a particular mythology considered collectively.
primrose
primrose path n. 1. A way of life of worldly ease or pleasure. 2. A course of action that seems easy and appropriate but can actually end in calamity. http://www.answers.com/topic/primrose-path
promontory
–noun. 1. a high point of land or rock projecting into the sea or other water beyond the line of coast; a headland.
proselytes
–noun. a person who has changed from one opinion, religious belief, sect, or the like, to another; convert.
rebozo
a long woven scarf, often of fine material, worn over the head and shoulders by spanish and Mexican women.
tapadero
–noun. Southwestern U.S. - a hoodlike piece of heavy leather around the front of the stirrup of a stock or range saddle to protect the rider's foot.
videttes
n. a mounted sentry in advance of the outposts of an army.
woolen benjamin
a woolen rug.