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pitfall

pit·fall

pitfall

 
 
pronunciation:
pIt fawl
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an unexpected or hidden danger.
The actor wanted his life to remain the same, but he could not avoid the pitfalls of fame.
synonyms:
catch, pit
similar words:
danger, hazard, peril, snag, snare, stumbling block, toil, trap
definition 2: a deep, covered, and concealed hole designed for trapping.
synonyms:
pit
similar words:
booby trap, snare, trap