Page 176. " evanescent "

Soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.

Page 179. " parapet "

parapet is a barrier which is an extension of the wall at the edge of a roof, terrace, balcony, walkway or other structure

Page 188. " No Locust Stand I "

"Locusts stand I" means you have no legal standing. It is a mishearing of the English pronunciation of the Latin phrase "locus standi" -- literally "place of standing" or more generally; status, social position, right to speak and be heard.

So therefore, Rahel believes she has no legal standing. 

Page 199. " tuberculosis "

an infectious bacterial disease characterized by the growth of nodules (tubercles) in the tissues, especially the lungs.

Page 200. " Distant cake-crumbled voices "

not sure