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patient zero (n): Is defined as a person identified as the first to become infected with an illness or disease in an outbreak.

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.

plant-based: 1 : made or derived from plants 2 : consisting primarily or entirely of food (such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, oils, and beans) derived from plants.

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.

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.

pronoid (adj): A person who is convinced of the goodwill of others towards himself or herself.

puggle (n): A young or baby echidna or platypus. Also: A dog cross-bred from a pug and a beagle; such dogs considered collectively as a breed.

pumpkin spice: a mixture of usually cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and often allspice that is commonly used in pumpkin pie.

pwn (slang): to dominate and defeat (someone or something).


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