B2near the end of a period: the latter half of the twentieth centuryShe had moved to California in the latter part of the year.She is now in the latter stages of the disease.Final and finallyPeriods of time - general words
Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.
by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,