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Meaning of pitfall

pit•fall

Pronunciation: (pit'fôl"), [key]
— n.
  1. a lightly covered and unnoticeable pit prepared as a trap for people or animals.
  2. any trap or danger for the unwary: the pitfall of excessive pride.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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