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philanthropy
efforts to improve the well-being of humankind, generally through giving money
phony
fake, counterfeit; insincere, not genuine
pious
devout; religiously reverent and dutiful
pith
core, essence; significance or weight
placate
satisfy or calm down esp. by conciliatory gestures
placid
peaceful, calm, tranquil
plastic
able to be shaped or formed; easily influenced
plausible
believable; having the appearance of truth
plummet
plunge, fall straight down
polarized
divided into sharply opposed groups
ponderous
heavy; bulky and unwieldy; dull, labored
posthumous
happening or continuing after death
potentate
ruler, person of great power
pragmatic
practical; dealing with actual facts and reality
preamble
introductory statement, preface
precarious
unstable, insecure, dangerous
precursor
something that comes before, esp. something that also announces or suggests something on its way
predisposed
having an inclination or tendency beforehand; susceptible
pre-empt
prevent; take the place of, supplant; take before someone else can
presumptive
based on inference or assumption; providing reasonable grounds for belief