The Queen (2006 film)

The Queen (2006 film) Glossary

prime minister (noun)

the head of an elected government.

manifesto (noun)

a public declaration of policy and aims, especially one issued before an election by a political party or candidate.

antimonarchist (noun)

Someone who is opposed or hostile to the monarchy of a given nation.

protocol (noun)

the official procedure or system of rules governing affairs of state or diplomatic occasions.

Winston Churchill (proper noun)

An English political leader and author in the twentieth century; he became prime minister shortly after World War II began and served through the end of the war in Europe. Churchill symbolized the fierce determination of the British to resist conquest by the Germans under Adolf Hitler.

Balmoral (proper noun)

The Scottish holiday home of the royal family.

constituency (noun)

an area whose voters elect a representative to a legislative body.

undertaker (noun)

a person whose business is preparing dead bodies for burial or cremation and making arrangements for funerals.

contingency (noun)

A provision for an unforeseen event or circumstance.

hearse (noun)

a vehicle for conveying the coffin at a funeral.

tarmac (noun)

material used for surfacing roads or other outdoor areas, consisting of crushed rock mixed with tar.

stag (noun)

a male deer.

gillie (noun)

In Scotland, a man or boy who attends someone on a hunting or fishing expedition.

Labour Party (proper noun)

a political party formed to represent the interests of ordinary working people.

toe the line (phrase)

accept the authority, principles, or policies of a particular group, especially under pressure.

Tory (proper noun)

a member or supporter of the Conservative Party.

daft (adjective)

silly, foolish.

abdication (noun)

failure to fulfill a responsibility or duty.

Zulu (proper noun)

a member of a South African people traditionally living mainly in KwaZulu-Natal province. The Zulus formed a powerful military empire in southern Africa during the 19th century before being defeated in a series of engagements with Afrikaner and British settlers.

fulsome (adjective)

complimentary or flattering to an excessive degree.