advance → adversity advance (forward movement): The troops are preparing to halt the enemy’s advance.
advance (progress in the development or improvement): We made little advance in the treatment of this disease.
advantage (a condition that helps you to be better or more successful than others): Having experience is a great advantage when it comes to getting a job.
advent (the arrival of an important event, person, invention): The advent of the internet changed our life greatly.
adventure (an unusual and exciting or dangerous experience): Our trip to the field was an adventure for the children.
adversary (opponent, rival, enemy): Louis beat his old adversary in the third round.
adverse (unfavorable, negative): This drug has no adverse effect on the patient so far.
adversity (misfortune, hardship): Prosperity makes friends, but adversity tries them.