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Fictionisms: 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Venus

in reality, a nearby planet, Earthlike except for very high temperatures, different atmospheric composition, and heavy clouds; in fiction, often a planet of swamps, tropical climate, or human settlements.

verklempt

Saturday Night Live. emotionally upset; made sad as the result of a distressing thought; a faux Yiddish word; often preceded by all.

Vulcan

1. Star Trek. a people who emphasize the ascendance of logic over emotions as a way to avoid conflict and violence; also, their home world.

2. a hot planet close to the sun.

Vulcan mind meld

Star Trek. a technique allowing the direct transfer of thoughts between one person and another in close proximity; considered difficult, painful, and possibly dangerous; sometimes identified with any focused knowledge transfer between workers.