Shutter Island Glossary

Shutter Island Glossary

Dachau

One of the more infamous German concentration camps of World War Two, liberated by American soldiers in 1945

Flounder

An edible flat fish

Fusion

The act of blending different things together to create a new one

Grimace

A distortion of the face made in disgust

Hallucinate

The act of seeing things that are not actually there

Human Guinea Pig

A person subjected to experimental or other observational procedures

LSD

Hallucinogenic drug commonly known as acid and popularized as a recreational drug in the late 1960s

Manacled

Shackled or restrained by the hands

Mansard

A style of roof with four sloping sides that become steeper half way down

Mescaline

A hallucinogenic alkaloid present in mescal

Moccasin

A poisonous North American water snake

Milling

Moving around in a directionless and messy crowd

Penal

Concerning severe punishment and its infliction

Portico

A colonnade or roof supported by pillars

Promontory

An outcrop of land jutting into the sea

Protocol

Observed etiquette or the correct and traditional way of doing things

Psychotherapist

A person who treats mental disorders by psychological analysis

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