Page 127. " The disembowelling of lesser mammals "

Cut open and remove the internal organs of the lesser animals

Page 137. " Kathakali Dancers "
Kathakali Dancers
Public DomainKathakali Dancers - Credit: Google Images
Kathakali is a stylized classical Indian dance-drama noted for the attractive make-up of characters, elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well-defined body movements presented in tune with the anchor playback music and complementary percussion.
Kathakali Dancers - Credit: Google Images
Page 138. " pernickety attention "

Placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details; fussy:

Page 146. " "A cold moth with unusually dense dorsal tufts landed lightly on Rahel’s heart. Where its icy legs touched her, she got goosebumps. Six goosebumps on her careless heart. A little less her Ammu loved her". "

After Ammu says this Rahel, it replays in her head over and over again as it has hurt her feelings a lot. Rahel wishes her mum loved her as much as she used to and regrets ever saying the rude comment to her mother as she now loves her less after she said it. 

Page 150. " Ladoo "

An Indian sweet made from a mixture of flour, sugar, and shortening, which is shaped into a ball.