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Burlesque: an artistic composition that vulgarizes lofty material or treats ordinary material with mock dignity; any ludicrous parody or grotesque caricature OR a humorous stage show featuring slapstick humor, comic skits, bawdy songs, striptease acts, and a scantily clad female chorus
Daquiri: a blended cocktail made of rum, lime/lemon juice, sugar, and often fruit and/or ice
Formaldehyde: (CH2O) a colorless, toxic, soluble gas usually created from methyl alcohol through oxidation, used as a disinfectant and preservative as well as in the manufacturing of some resins and plastics
Nitroglycerin: (C3H5N3O9) a colorless, thick, oily, explosive yellow liquid made by nitrating glycerol, used in explosives such as dynamite and in rocket propellants, and in medicine as a vasodilator in the treatment of angina pectoris.
Trophy Wife: a young and attractive wife used as a status symbol for an older or middle-aged man; often the second wife
Shotgun Wedding: a forced or hurried marriage often caused by the bride’s pregnancy
Martyrdom: extreme suffering or the conditon/death/suffering of a martyr
Martyr: a person who (often willingly) suffers death or great torment for a belief, religion, principle or cause
“Aubergine Dreams”: “Aubergine” is a dark purple color; the line “aubergine dreams” in Time to Dance refers to a shade of eyeliner that a character uses in the book Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk (*many of the lines in Time to Dance reference parts of Invisible Monsters, but this is the most obvious and also the most confusing to many people)
Apostasy: a total desertion or departure from one’s religion, party, principles, etc.
Vagabond: a person without a permanent home that wanders from place to place; nomad; rogue; tramp; vagrant; someone who is worthless, carefree or irresponsible
Surreptitious: operated in stealth or done by/acquired in secret
Asbestos: a fibrous mineral (amphibole or chrysotile) formerly used in incombustible or fireproof articles, fabrics, theatre curtains or boards, etc.
“Purse of a Different Kind”: Meaning a black book, a book used to record names of clients, dates, and times (hence the line “Along with the people inside”)
Linoleum: a hard, washable floor covering of burlap or canvas coated with linseed oil, powdered cork, and rosin
Quarantine Wings: wings of the hospital in which strict isolation is imposed for sanitary or hygienic purposes
Camisado: a surprise attack at night or daybreak when the enemy or target is believed to be asleep
Cabaret: a restaurant that serves/includes food, drink, music, a dance floor, and often a floor show