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pitfall

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1 a danger or difficulty that is hidden or not easily recognized
  • buying a house can be full of pitfalls for the unwary

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2 something that may cause injury or harm
  • one of the pitfalls of ignorance is that people will also assume you're stupid

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The first known use of pitfall was in the 14th century

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“Pitfall.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pitfall. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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