Malice, resplendent, majestic, rage, marvelous, furious, evil, etc are extreme descriptors, based on opinion.
Would it be fair to say a piece might be more powerful without such words, particularly a third person narrative?
Yes, I’m serious Jessica! And get out of this train toilet while I’m sitting on it, you fricken nympho!
It’s like the word luxury – you see the words “Luxury Smoked Salmon” on a packet, it’s not as good as “Wild/ Lean/ Mahogany-Fired Smoked Salmon” – the first is a BS descriptor dependent on opinion.
Any one of the second descriptions says what it is without the need for “luxury”.
“majestic steed”, “resplendent palace” – BS words “muscled steed” (and mention powerful shoulders later)
“baroquely ornate palace” instead of resplendent.