Trainspotting (Film) Glossary

Trainspotting (Film) Glossary

relinquish

Letting go of things.

paracetamol

A British over-the-counter pain relief medication.

pristine

A state of perfection; unspoiled; pure.

trainspotting

The collecting of numbers and names of trains as they pass through rail stations or other vantage points.

phenomenon

A singularly unique and often spectacular occurrence.

halcyon

An idyllic, perfect moment in time viewed from the perspective of a future where the memory has been colored by nostalgia.

addiction

A compulsion to do something again and again even in the face of illogical consequences to one’s health.

flat

British term for an apartment.

servile

Submissive and easily dominated by authority.

affliction

A burden to be suffered; a hardship often accompanied by physical pain.

Victorian

Relating to the rule of England by Queen Victoria covering most of the last two-thirds of the 1800s.

dodgy

Of questionable reliability; subject to mistrust.

remorseless

Merciless and cruel.

fancy

Attracted to.

pounds

British currency.

footballer

A soccer player.

narcotic

A drug that dulls the senses and is capable of relieving pain.

purulent

Infected and oozing.

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