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Negative versions of extreme adjectives

If something positive is "too much", it becomes negative. For example, too much security could be perceived as being trapped. Is there a term for this relation? In other words, if a word with a ...
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Finding Alternative Adjectives for “Very ___”

Is there a good resource for finding alternatives to using an adjective phrase intensified by the word "very", besides a thesaurus? (E.g., "very afraid" -> "terrified".) Thesauri provide wider-than ...
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Who actually said this--Croce or Cooley?

Today's quote from Forbes is this gem: "Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action, a superior mind exists in torture." - Benedetto Croce However, I was unable to ...