1. pump-and-dump scheme an illegal scheme for making money by manipulating stock prices; the schemer persuades other people to buy the stock and then sells it himself as soon as the price of the stock rises
  2. profit and loss account an account compiled at the end of an accounting period to show gross and net profit or loss
  3. profit-and-loss statement a financial statement that gives operating results for a specific period
  4. President of the United States the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government
  5. providence prudence and care exercised in the management of resources
  6. privet andromeda deciduous much-branched shrub with dense downy panicles of small bell-shaped white flowers
  7. Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu French political philosopher who advocated the separation of executive and legislative and judicial powers (1689-1755)
  8. direct-grant school formerly a school that charged tuition fees and also received government grants in return for admitting certain non-paying students who were nominated by the local authorities
  9. private investigator someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
  10. banded sand snake a sand snake of southwestern United States
  11. rough-and-tumble characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules
  12. private school a school established and controlled privately and supported by endowment and tuition
  13. President Adams 2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)
  14. Department of Homeland Security the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
  15. foot-and-mouth disease acute contagious disease of cloven-footed animals marked by ulcers in the mouth and around the hoofs
  16. Red Hand Defenders a paramilitary group of Protestants in Northern Ireland that tries to prevent any political settlement with the Irish Republic; attacks interests of Catholic civilians in Northern Ireland; responsible for arson and bombing and murder
  17. private instructor a person who gives private instruction
  18. provincial associated with an administrative district of a nation
  19. private nuisance a nuisance that interferes with your interest in and private use and enjoyment of your land
  20. private-enterprise subscribing to capitalistic competition