Day 626: intensifier
In the phrases "an extremely large man" and "I strongly object", "extremely" and "strongly" are both intensifiers.
Word of the day
intensifier: a word, especially an adverb or adjective, that has little meaning itself but is used to add force to another adjective, verb, or adverb
Quote of the day
“for there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.”
― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being