A hassle (p.136): a fight.
To hobble (p.137): to limp along, to move with difficulty.
To be whisked (p.137): to be whipped off. Here, to be put back at a regular mover status.
A drag (p.138): something annoying.
Hindsight (p.139): perception of the nature of an event after it has happened.
Eerily (p.140): mysterious, strange.
Plight (p141): commitment.
Complacency (p.141): self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual
dangers or deficiencies
Stamina (p.142): endurance.
Demeanor (p.146): behavior towards others.
Awe (p.156): an emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder that is inspired by authority or by the sacred or sublime.
Hefty (p.158): heavy. Here, expensive.
To be stiffed (p.162): to be cheated on. Here, it is used as being abused about the tips.
The pecking order (p.163): the hierarchy.
Idle (p.163): lacking worth.
Albeit (p.164): Although.