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Scuttlebutt

A report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people.

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Tidy

Being in proper time; timely; seasonable; favorable; as, tidy weather. Arranged in good order; orderly; appropriate; neat; kept in proper.

July

Named to honor Roman dictator Julius Caesar (100-44B.C.). In 46 B.C., Julius Caesar, with the help of Sosigenes, developed the Julian calendar, the precursor to the Gregorian calendar we use today.

Roman indiction

A number in a 15-year cycle, established January 1, a.d. 313, as a fiscal term. Add 3 to any given year in the Christian era and divide by 15; the remainder is the Roman Indiction. If there is no remainder, it is 15.

Blighter

A persistently annoying person.

Dink

A soft return in tennis. The tennis ball will drop abruptly after crossing the net.

Ombrophobia

The fear of rain

Rostrum

The beak or head of a ship. Beaklike projection of the anterior part of the head of certain insects such as e.g. weevils. The long, projecting nose of a beast, as of swine.

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