Definition of PITFALL

a danger or difficulty that is hidden or not easily recognized <buying a house can be full of pitfalls for the unwary>
Related Words snare, trap, trip wire, web; hazard, peril, risk; bomb, bombshell, kicker, surprise (also surprize); bait, decoy, lure
something that may cause injury or harm <one of the pitfalls of ignorance is that people will also assume you're stupid>
Related Words snare, trap; booby trap

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