Webster's Collaborative New Word Dictionary - P

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peoplekind (n.): a gender-neutral alternative to mankind.

performative (adj.): an action that’s obviously done only to make a positive impression on others.

permaculture (n.): the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient.

prison industrial complex (n.): the profit-driven relationship between the government, the private companies that build, manage, supply, and service prisons, and related groups (such as prison industry unions and lobbyists) regarded as the cause of increased incarceration rates especially of poor people and minorities and often for nonviolent crimes.

pod (n.): a usually small group of people (such as family members, friends, coworkers, or classmates) who regularly interact closely with one another but with few or no others in order to minimize exposure and reduce the transmission of infection during an outbreak of a contagious disease.