Abhinaya is the Language of Gesture used by Mudra the Shadow Warrior.
Alifbay is the land in which Haroun and his family live. It is a name composed of the first and last letters of the Hindustani alphabet.
An anti-climax is a decline viewed in disappointing contrast with a previous rise.
An aubergine is another name for an eggplant.
An autocrat is a person that has unlimited power over a population of people.
Bezaban is an idol erected by Khattam-Shud in an attempt to worship complete silence and darkness.
A cauldron is a large iron pot used to boil liquids.
A comptroller is a management level position responsible for supervising the quality of work of an organization.
A court-martial is a military trial held for those accused of disobeying orders.
A cultmaster is the leader of a religious group of fanatics.
Franj is an ancient, dead language in the land of Alifbay.
A medieval term of respect for a man's spouse.
The is a colourful bird that is found across Afro-Eurasia, notable for its distinctive 'crown' of feathers.
Insomnia is a state in which a person is unable to sleep.
Maw is a shorthand way of referring to incessant talking.
A monkey wrench is a type of tool used especially for repairing pipes.
Mutiny is a conspiracy among members of a military to overthrow their leaders.
P2C2E is the Kahani shorthand way of referring to a "Process 2 Complicated 2 Explain."
Plentimaws are a type of fish in the Sea of Stories; they are named so because they talk so much.
"Tyre" is the English spelling of the word tire; the wheels of a car or vehicle.
Wishwater is a kind of water found in the Sea of Stories that makes anyone's wish come true.