M (1931 Film) Glossary

M (1931 Film) Glossary

Mincemeat

chopped meat

Perpetrator

the person who commits a certain crime

Outrageous

offensive to morality and respectability

Kidnap

to abduct a person through force, threat or deceit

Slanderer

a person who makes a false statement which damages the reputation of another person

Pathology

the outward manifestation of a disease

Raid

a forced and unexpected entry into a place by police forces

Systematically

doing something in a highly organized, orderly fashion

Crook

a dishonest person

Dive

a disreputable nightclub

Informer

a person who divulge information against another person in exchange for money

Exhaustive

complete, thorough, comprehensive

Neutralize

to render something ineffective

license

excessive freedom

Eliminate

to get rid of

Fuzz

police

Vigilance

to be watchful and wary of danger

Swine

a nasty, contemptible person

Homicide

the killing of a human being by another human being

Underworld

the world of criminals

Botched

to perform a task unsuccessfully due to the lack of skills

Lunatic asylum

a place for mentally challenged people are confined

Coffers

treasury

Amnesty

a pardon for legal offenses

Sensational

people, things or events that arouse strong feelings

Sacred

holy, worthy to be regarded with awe and respect

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