Lion (2016 Film)

Lion (2016 Film) Glossary

ochre (adjective)

an earth-colored pigment.

entranced (adjective)

mesmerized, captivated.

Hindi (proper noun)

an Indic language of northern India, derived from Sanskrit and written in the Devanagari script. It is the fourth-most-widely spoken language in the world, with more than 250 million people speaking it as their first language.

Bengali (proper noun)

an Indic language spoken in Bangladesh and parts of northeastern India, written in a script similar to the Devanagari script.

Calcutta (proper noun)

The largest city in India and one of the largest cities in the world; located in eastern India.

orphanage (noun)

a residential institution for the care and education of orphans.

Bollywood (proper noun)

The Indian movie industry, based in Mumbai (Bombay).

lampe de poche (noun)

French for torch or flashlight.

jalebis (noun)

a type of sweet Indian dessert.

naan (noun)

(in Indian cooking) a type of leavened bread, typically of teardrop shape and traditionally cooked in a clay oven.

Tasmania (proper noun)

An island state of southeast Australia consisting of the island of Tasmania along with several smaller islands and separated from the mainland by Bass Strait.

pilgrimage (noun)

A journey to a place associated with someone or something well known or respected.

chemotherapy (noun)

The treatment of cancer using specific chemical agents or drugs that are selectively destructive to malignant cells and tissues.

swan (verb)

move about or go somewhere in a casual, relaxed way, typically perceived as irresponsible or ostentatious by others.

hard drugs (noun)

Drugs that lead to physical and psychological addiction and potentially death.

hotel management (noun)

a field of business and study that focuses on the operational aspects of a hotel as well as a wide range of affiliated topics.

Google Earth (proper noun)

A computer program that renders a 3D representation of Earth based primarily on satellite imagery.

adoption (noun)

the action or fact of legally taking another's child and bringing it up as one's own.

sexual slavery (noun)

the state of being unlawfully kept in a situation in which one is repeatedly forced to engage in sexual activity against one’s will.

Ganesh Talai (proper noun)

a very small village in Khandwa.