The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013 Film)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013 Film) Glossary

eHarmony (proper noun)

A dating website.

prosthesis (noun)

An artificial limb.

acquisition (noun)

A process in which one company buys another.

itinerary (noun)

A plan for travel.

motto (noun)

A short saying that outlines an individual or an organization's beliefs.

downsize (verb)

The process by which a company terminates the contracts of a number of employees.

telegram (noun)

a message sent by telegraph and then delivered in written or printed form.

plaque (noun)

A commemorative tablet.

severance (noun)

dismissal or discharge from employment.

Mohawk (noun)

A hairstyle in which the head is shaved except for one strip of hair down the middle of the head.

quintessence (noun)

the aspect of something regarded as the intrinsic and central constituent of its character.

Life Magazine (proper noun)

An American magazine published weekly until 1972, as an intermittent "special" until 1978, and as a monthly from 1978 to 2000. During its golden age from 1936 to 1972, Life was a wide-ranging weekly general-interest magazine known for the quality of its photography.

point person (noun)

A person who speaks for a group, a representative.

Benjamin Button (proper noun)

A character from an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, which was made into a major motion picture, about a man who ages backward.

porpoise (noun)

a small toothed whale with a low triangular dorsal fin and a blunt rounded snout.

"Stay gold, Ponyboy" (quote)

A quote from the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.

Norse (adjective)

Relating to medieval Scandinavia.

fife (noun)

a kind of small shrill flute used with the drum in military bands.

The Strokes (proper noun)

An alternative rock band that formed in 1998.

David Bowie (proper noun)

A rock star known for his iconic songwriting and dynamic stage presence.