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 for Junta
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Junta \Jun"ta\ (j[u^]n"t[.a]), n.; pl. Juntas (j[u^]n"t[.a]z).
     [Sp., fr. L. junctus joined, p. p. of jungere to join. See
     Join, and cf. Junto.]
     1. A council; a convention; a tribunal; an assembly; esp.,
        the grand council of state in Spain.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A junto.
        [PJC]
  
     3. A small committee or group self-appointed to serve as the
        government of a country, usually just after a coup d'etat
        or revolution, and often composed primarily of military
        men. The term is used mostly in Latin American countries.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  junta
      n 1: a group of military officers who rule a country after
           seizing power [syn: military junta, junta]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  157 Moby Thesaurus words for "junta":
     Anschluss, British Cabinet, Sanhedrin, US Cabinet, addition,
     advisory body, affiliation, age group, agglomeration, aggregation,
     agreement, alliance, amalgamation, assembly, assimilation,
     association, band, battalion, bench, bevy, blend, blending, board,
     body, body of advisers, borough council, brain trust, brigade,
     bunch, cabal, cabinet, cadre, camarilla, cartel, cast, cell,
     centralization, chamber, charmed circle, circle, city council,
     clan, clique, closed circle, coalescence, coalition, cohort,
     combination, combine, combo, common council, company, complement,
     composition, confederacy, confederation, conference, congeries,
     conglomeration, congress, conjugation, conjunction, consolidation,
     conspiracy, consultative assembly, contingent, corps, coterie,
     council, council fire, council of ministers, council of state,
     council of war, county council, court, covey, crew, crowd,
     deliberative assembly, detachment, detail, diet, directory, divan,
     division, ecumenism, elite, elite group, embodiment, encompassment,
     enosis, faction, federalization, federation, fleet, fusion, gang,
     group, grouping, groupment, hookup, in-group, inclusion,
     incorporation, ingroup, inner circle, integration, junction, junto,
     kitchen cabinet, league, legislature, marriage, meld, melding,
     merger, mob, movement, out-group, outfit, pack, package,
     package deal, parish council, party, peer group, phalanx, platoon,
     posse, privy council, regiment, ring, salon, set, solidification,
     soviet, squad, stable, staff, string, syncretism, syndicate,
     syndication, syneresis, synod, synthesis, team, tie-up, tribe,
     tribunal, troop, troupe, unification, union, we-group, wedding,
     wing
  
  

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