Thanks to this cool webpage, I got the following rich adjective vocabulary list:

 Furious —> Very angry 
 Gorgeous —> Very beautiful 
 Massive —> Very big 
 Dull —> Very boring 
 Deafening —> Very noisy 
 Destitute —> Very poor 
 Stingy —> Very cheap 
 Spotless —> Very clean 
 Brief —> Very short 
 Arduous —> Very difficult 
 Arid —> Very dry 
 Rapid —> Very quick 
 Awful —> Very bad 
 Intelligent —> Very smart 
 Sorrowful —> Very sad 
 Distraught —> Very upset 
 Freezing —> Very cold 
 Forceful —> Very strong 
 Colossal —> Very huge 
 Serene —> Very calm 
 Hideous —> Very ugly 
 Petite —> Very small 
 Hilarious —> Very funny 
 Hushed —> Very quiet 
 Wealthy —> Very rich 
 Costly —> Very expensive 
 Filthy —> Very dirty 
 Towering —> Very tall 
 Effortless —> Very easy 
 Soaked —> Very wet 
 Sluggish —> Very slow 
 Excellent —> Very good 
 Idiotic —> Very stupid 
 Ecstatic —> Very happy 
 Exhilarating —> Very exciting 
 Hot —> Very warm 
 Frail —> Very weak 
 Tiny —> Very little 
 Luminous —> Very bright 
 Swamped —> Very busy 
 Cautious —> Very careful 
 Obvious —> Very clear 
 Vibrant —> Very colorful 
 Perplexed —> Very confused 
 Innovative —> Very creative 
 Bustling —> Very crowded 
 Cherished —> Very dear 
 Profound —> Very deep 
 Desolate —> Very empty 
 Thrilled —> Very excited 
 Lavish —> Very fancy 
 Obese —> Very fat 
 Amiable —> Very friendly 
 Overjoyed —> Very glad 
 Terrific —> Very great 
 Leaden —> Very heavy 
 Starving —> Very hungry 
 Battered —> Very hurt 
 Huge —> Very large 
 Indolent —> Very lazy 
 Extensive —> Very long 
 Slack —> Very loose 
 Exact —> Very accurate 
 Fearful —> Very afraid 
 Intelligent —> Very clever 
 Adorable —> Very cute 
 Tedious —> Very dull 
 Keen —> Very eager 
 Wicked —> Very evil 
 Quick —> Very fast 
 Ferocious —> Very fierce 
 Luminous —> Very light 
 Animated —> Very lively 
 Very lovely –> Adorable
 Cruel —> Very mean 
 Slovenly —> Very messy 
 Kind —> Very nice 
 Frequently —> Very often 
 Ancient —> Very old 
 Transparent —> Very open 
 Ashen —> Very pale 
 Flawless —> Very perfect 
 Compelling —> Very powerful 
 Beautiful —> Very pretty 
 Pouring —> Very rainy 
 Petrified —> Very scared 
 Chilling —> Very scary 
 Grave —> Very serious 
 Keen —> Very sharp 
 Gleaming —> Very shiny 
 Timid —> Very shy 
 Basic —> Very simple 
 Skeletal —> Very skinny 
 Sleek —> Very smooth 
 Downy —> Very soft 
 Apologetic —> Very sorry 
 Exceptional —> Very special 
 Certain —> Very sure 
 Thoughtful —> Very sweet 
 Gifted —> Very talented 
 Delicious —> Very tasty 
 Parched —> Very thirsty 
 Constricting —> Very tight 
 Minuscule —> Very tiny 
 Exhausted —> Very tired 
 Expansive —> Very wide 
 Eager —> Very willing 
 Blustery —> Very windy 
 Sage —> Very wise 
 Distressed —> Very worried 

I'm concerned to know if all those words are exactly equal to "very + adjective". For instance I wonder if "very + lazy" exactly equals to "indolent", or similarly if they're "synonyms" for all those words. And if they aren't exactly equal what is the slighlty difference for those which aren't?

Improving my question thanks to the relevant comments

Many thanks to @FumbleFingers, @Bee, @Jonathanjo

What would be the best interpretations of those adjectives since each sequence of words is never equal to another different one? In what are they different from their "very+adjective"?


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Unfortunately, there is no rhyme or reason (logical process) as to how these adjective synonyms are created. You just have to memorize them! I find it easiest to learn a few words each week and try to use them in my conversations and in my writing. Best of luck!


Those alternatives are not equal in meaning but are good approximates to better be used instead.

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