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"Three Skeleton Key"

Vocabulary for the short story "Three Skeleton Key" by George G. Toudoze

Phosphorescent [FOSS-for-RESS-sent] Glowing
Poop [deck] In nautical terms, it means the back deck (stern) of a ship
Flying Dutchman Fabled Dutch ghost ship; seeing the Flying Dutchman brings bad luck
Hordes Large, moving crowds
Derelict [DARE-ruh-licked] Abandoned; in this story, it refers to an abandoned ship
Ravening [RAH-ven-ning] Greedily searching for animals to kill for food
Nero An emperor of Rome (58 A.D. - 64 A.D.) known for his cruelty
Phalanx [FAY-LANG-ks] Closely packed group. A phalanx is an ancient military formation
Fathom [FAH-thum] Understand
Flotilla [flow-TILL-uh] A small fleet of boats
Edible Fit to be eaten
Derisive [der-EYE-siv] Scornful and ridiculing; hateful and mocking
Created by: JMPedersen
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