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  • (1888PressRelease) October 01, 2017 - Mexico City – On Monday morning I woke up feeling spectacular! What a wonderful, new sensation to have so early in the day as I am just not a morning guy. This sense of exhilaration even carried me through to lunch. I tried to explain my great mood but I could not find the words to describe it adequately. Until I found a word with a definition that nailed my feeling exactly.

    pleoneiria. noun. A sensation of wellbeing when waking up from a pleasurable dream one does not quite remember.

    This is a word in the newly translated Lexinary – Dictionary of invented words by the writer Javier Enriquez. Have you ever felt something you cannot convey with words? For instance, imagine you are at work you with some colleagues you admire, but they make you feel puny because of their competence.

    falsesteny. noun. Psychology. Depressing emotion of inadequacy when comparing oneself with other people who excel in a given field.

    Then you question yourself, just for a moment. You feel a predubilation.

    predubilation. noun. Strange sensation of ephemeral doubt that precedes a sneeze or an orgasm.

    You look around the room and see something that irritates you even though you tidied up the day before.

    abiowarp. noun. The unique behavior of cables and wires in entangling themselves without human or animal intervention.

    You need groceries. At the supermarket you are waiting in line. You glance at all those tabloids and magazines depicting singers, models, multimillionaires… the contemporary nobility. You ask yourself, why? Why do people buy them?

    plebony. noun. The twisted sympathy a plebeian feels for celebrities who have it all.

    Later, you are kissing your lover, but the smartphone continues buzzing, announcing incoming messages. You feel demotioned.

    demotionate. verb. Psychology. To diminish an emotion or the awakening of an emotion using a constant increase in an unrelated stimulus.

    The Lexinary is a compendium of more than six thousand neologisms that defines some of the thousands of words Javier Enriquez has coined in such novels as Las Trinas Cuadras (yet to be translated into English). To read the Lexinary is to immerse oneself into a world of the innominate.

    In this work of unprecedented scale and depth, Enriquez invites us to glance at our own lives with new eyes. Each definition illustrates emotions, aversions, and even the most obvious everyday situations, that no one has defined or described:

    translegate. verb. 1. To delegate an activity, a task, or a responsibility because of a complete inability to perform it oneself. 2. To assign a task to someone with full knowledge that there are intrinsic circumstances that will impede its being carried out. noun. Informal. 3. A transvestite judge in a courtroom.
    triloquy. noun. 1. A colloquium of three. 2. A situation between three persons in which one believes they are conversing while the other two only hear a monologue.

    The Lexinary contains neologisms selected from his novels, many having Greek or Latin roots, and includes some words from other languages that have not been incorporated into the English language:
    agotorick. adjective. (from age-otori in Japanese). 1. Looking worse after a haircut. 2. Feeling disappointed or depressed after enduring an event intended to enhance one’s beauty or attractiveness.
    sausade. noun. (from saudade in Portuguese). Ambivalent sensation of both happiness and sadness when yearning for something that is now gone.
    panapoh. verb. (From pana po’o in Hawaiian). 1. To scratch one’s head to encourage recall of the whereabouts of something misplaced. 2. To scratch the scalp to enhance the memory of something forgotten.

    Reading a few definitions at random is enough to understand the humor and depth of his invented language. The Lexinary is the dictionary of the ineffable.

    lexinary. noun. Literature. A book that lists and defines in alphabetical order the innominate words of a language.

    In addition, for professionals in a given field, the Lexinary has a number of varied terms. Anthropology, architecture, astronomy, biology, botany, commerce, computing, economics, history, law, linguistics, literature, medicine, optics, philosophy, physics, politics, psychology, sociology, statistics and theology, among others, are all extensively represented. You might be the best judge to decide their accuracy.

    Also in the Lexinary, there are words with synonyms that embrace multiple disciplines:
    ontosis. noun. Biology. 1. The degeneration and prelude to death of a biological entity when numerous cells throughout the body have concluded the average number of cellular divisions. Embryology. 2. The swelling of an embryo. Religion. 3. The inflammation of an existence. Psychology. 4. The indescribable physical consequences, such as overwhelming swelling, redness, heat, and pain, that every person experiences at some point in their life when beginning to feel the effects of senescence. Politics. 5. A possible heterodox solution to the problem called life. Literary. 6. The fatal surrender of a body to the claws of time. Medicine. 7. The inevitable consequence of ontolilepsis. Philosophy. 8. Unbecoming of what is or what exists. 9. The essence of the transition from existence to non-existence.

    Javier Enriquez stated: “The definitions in the Lexinary trigger laughter because of the irony, the consequence of everything obvious we take for granted”. Indeed, to read it is to wake up to our own world. To read it is to contemplate our own lives, our society, our history through someone else’s eyes, as if we were extraterrestrials newly arrived to the planet.

    His complex narrative style is unparalleled, containing multiple linguistic sediments and innumerable neologisms that convey feelings and dimensions not previously expressed or described.

    About neolog:
    Mexico City-based neolog Eds. is a young publishing house focused on quality literature, not profit. Publishing today future classics.

    About the author:
    Javier Enriquez (Mexico City, 1955) obtained his M.D. degree at La Salle University. He practiced medicine before beginning his postgraduate studies at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and his Ph.D. at Cornell University. Following a long academic tenure and scientific research in the U.S. with a large publication record, he held several executive positions at pharmaceutical companies in North America and Europe, engaged in clinical research. To see more, visit
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